- Lincoln Mayorga
“This core genre is the primary basis for jazz reinterpretation and derivative works for the past century of American music,” says Fisch. “Many refer to this genre of music as the Great American Songbook, but I just call it great music.” Joining featured performers Mayorga and Fisch will be bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Gene Garone.
Although it likely won’t be among the favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and other prewar tunesmiths promised for the program, I’ve always been partial to Mayorga’s 1970 arrangement of Stephen Stills’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”:
Lincoln Mayorga and Rob Fisch will perform “An Evening of Jazz Classics” at Spencertown Academy in Spencertown, New York, on February 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (518) 392-3693 or visit www.spencertownacademy.org.