Randy Brecker to visit Caffe Vivace

It’s a chance to see a world-class trumpeter in a venue not much bigger than your living room, says Brent Gallaher, co-owner of Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills.

Caffe Vivace, the hip new coffee house by day, jazz venue by night, is hosting Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker in its listening room next weekend. He’ll play four sets over two nights — Feb. 15 and 16 — with two different groups of outstanding local musicians.

Also known as a composer and a virtuoso of the flugelhorn, Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His sound has graced hundreds of albums by artists such as James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Parliament/Funkadelic, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.

In his early years, he played with bands such as Blood, Sweat and Tears and Art Blakey and the Messengers. In 1975, he formed the Brecker Brothers Band with his brother, tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, who died in 2007.

On Feb. 22, Piloo Records will release “Rocks”: Randy Brecker with the NDR Big Band-The Hamburg Jazz Orchestra, with special guests Dave Sanborn, Ada Rovatti and Wolfgang Haffner, with all Randy Brecker compositions from different periods. Here’s the news.

The schedule:

Feb 15th with The Phil DeGreg Trio including Aaron Jacobs and John Taylor

Feb 16th with the Five Little Bears – Brent GallaherMichael MavridoglouSteve Schmidt, Aaron Jacobs, and Jim Leslie.

Here are the information and links to purchase tickets by the set from Eventbrite:

Fri Feb 15 Set 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/randy-brecker-with-the-phil-de…

Fri Feb 15 Set 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/randy-brecker-with-the-phil-de…

Sat Feb 16th Set 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/randy-brecker-w-five-little-be…

Sat Feb 16th Set 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/randy-brecker-w-five-little-be…

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