Twilight on the Rails at the D&U Aug. 1
There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the John Davey Jazz Quartet takes to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6:30-9 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.
The Quartet features Davey on double-bass, Dennis Turechek on guitar, Sadiq Abdushahid on drums and saxophonist TBA.
John Davey has recently released the CD “You Are Here” with his world music-jazz trio GlobeTrotting, featuring bansuri flutist/multi-reedist Steve Gorn and percussionist Brian Melick. He released his first CD as a leader, entitled “Sound Bites,” in the Fall of 2005.
He has studied with jazz bassists Gary Peacock, Dave Holland and Mark Helias. He performed for three years with his quartet The Bridge, appearing at The Syracuse JazzFest in 1995 and 1996. He has performed with The Catskill Symphony, jazz pianists Mike Holober and Francesca Tanksley, saxophonists Al Galodoro, Erica Lindsay, Brian Patneaude and J.R. Montrose, the late percussionist Collin Walcott, and jazz cellist Hank Roberts. He recorded and performed with the New Jersey based jazz trio Interweave for 10 years, featuring pianist Frank Giasullo and drummer Pat Tamminen.
He is a member of BMI, and teaches jazz bass at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College in Oneonta, where he also teaches Jazz Combo. Music, food, fun and a little romance play a part in this magical evening train ride through the scenic Catskills. Those wishing to pack a picnic dinner and beverages of choice are welcomed to board with baskets and coolers in hand.
Be sure not to miss this opportunity to hear an incredible band back dropped by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Catskills. Tickets are $17 and reservations are suggested. Call the Arkville Depot at 845 586-DURR. The Delaware and Ulster Railroad is located on state Route 28 in the hamlet of Arkville.