Jazz Mafia Trio performs this Saturday

OSWEGO - The Jazz Mafia Trio returns to Oswego’s Bistro 197 with a 6:30 p.m. show on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The trio, lead by drummer Joe Cortini, with Dave Solazzo on piano and Matt Vacani on bass, will feature jazz standards as well as jazz interpretations of pop tunes. The Jazz Mafia Trio has also backed many notable vocalists and instrumentalists over the years.

Bass player Vacanti states, “the trio with Dave and Joe truly raises the bar when it comes to straight ahead jazz”.

Solazzo added, “these guys make it easy for me to stretch out on the piano, which is something you don’t find everyday”.

While all three artists have recorded, they have not yet recorded as a trio. When asked about plans for a Jazz Mafia CD, Cortini noted, “we had planned to get in the studio in 2020, but that was put on hold. We’re now putting together the music for a 2022 release.”

Bistro 197 is located at 197 W. First St., Oswego, and the phone number is 315-343-2930. Reservations are strongly suggested, dinner is served from 5-9 p.m. and the new seasonal menu can be viewed at Bistro197.com or on their Facebook page.

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