Jazz Masters Series Christos Rafalides and the Manhattan Vibes at Westchester Collaborative Theater
On Saturday, February 16, the Jazz Masters Series of Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will welcome a performance by the Manhattan Vibes, featuring vibraphonist Christos Rafalides. Christos and his trio will perform work from their new CD Near and Dear inspired by the American Songbook. His Latin infused jazz style and unique rhythms contribute to a very special sound. The cabaret-style performance begins at 7:30 pm at WCTs black box performance space at 23 Water Street in Ossining. Tickets are $20; cash bar and refreshments available.
About Christos Rafalides
Christos was born and raised in Greece, where he completed his studies in classical percussion. After receiving a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, he moved to Boston, attaining a BA in Jazz Vibraphone Performance and later moved to New York, where he graduated from Manhattan School of Music earning his MA in Jazz Vibraphone Performance.
Christos found his personal voice when he established Manhattan Vibes, a band that has appeared at numerous New Yorks cutting edge venues including the Blue Note, the Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club and Dizzys Club Coca Cola. Highlights of his career include performances with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, a US tour with the Charles Mingus Epitaph Band featuring bassist Christian McBride and conductor Gunther Schuller, a recording with the Harmony Ensemble of NY of Henry Mancinis Peter Gunn featuring Lew Soloff, Ronnie Cuber and Victor Lewis, recordings with vocalist Chaka Khan and a duo performance at Carnegie Hall with pianist Sergio Salvatore.
WCT - Westchester Collaborative Theater (View)
23 Water Street
Ossining, NY 10562
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