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Jack Morelli Quartet

Jack Morelli on Drums, Glen Papa G Palermo on Bass, Bobby Sexton on Guitar and Vocals and Norman Pors on Piano.

To quote the man behind the band, Jack Morelli “these guys are very serious musicians… killer players!” It will be a VERY musical night- jazz, blues, rock, Latin, the musicianship will be stellar. This New Years Eve will be like no other at Grasso’s so make your reservations now. Just a reminder, there will be a $15.oo per person music charge after 7:PM.

Jack Morelli’s style of drumming has been called: Dynamic, thought provoking, powerful, humorous and that he “plays nice with others” Jack has been playing professionally since he was 14 years old. Coming from a musical family, music was a constant in their home and lives. Jack Sr was a drummer/bandleader, his brother is the president of Red Records and his son is constantly touring the world with name acts.

Glen Papa G Palermo is a Brooklyn born bass player, Glen is grandson of famed jazz bassist Jack Fay. He has toured the word and has recorded with many bands such as the Drifters, the Platters, Lisa Lisa, Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes, the Coasters, the Scofflaws, the Crystals and Grammy winner J Ivy. Glen is known for being able to fit into any musical situation with great ease.

Norman Pors grew up in Charlottesville, VA and began playing piano at age 10. He studied classical music for many years and while in high school, started playing in local rock and dance bands. After graduating the Berkley College of Music in Boston he continued on to receive his MA In Jazz Composition from New York University. While there he studied with Jim McNeely, Hilton Ruiz and Joanne Brakeen.  His performing versatility is not only with Jazz Groups, but also rock and R&B, blues and fusion bands.Some of the performers he has played with include Brian Torff, Vernell Fournier, Marcus Mclaurine, Bob James, David Sanborn, the Gil Parris Band, the Dave Matthews Band, and Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love.

Bobby Sexton-guitar/vocals. Growing up in a musical family, Bobby developed a strong commitment, love, and devotion to the guitar. Some of his inspirations include Miles Davis, Django, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and Pat Martino. The perpetual student, Bobby started to learn at age 12 at his grandfather's school; Sexton Music Studio and began teaching at age 14. He continues to study with various teachers, believing that there should never be an end to enriching musical experiences.

Earlier Event: December 28
Jerry Weldon Trio
Later Event: January 1
Robert LePley on Piano