Dennis Lichtman Hottet with Tamar Korn @ Iridium - New York City Article
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Dennis Lichtman Hottet with Tamar Korn
Tuesday March 12
Calling all jazz fans who like to go to bed at a reasonable hour. Clarinetist (not to mention bandleader and occasional violinist) Dennis Lichtman is the factotum behind the remarkable late night jam sessions that have been transpiring at Mona’s, way down on the Lower East Side, for over a decade now. While those wee-small-hours sessions are a must catch event (at least once in the lifetime of every jazz lover), this primetime gig at the Iridium is a must for those who prefer to stay in midtown and make it home in time for Stephen Colbert. Mr. Lichtman is a distinctive and expressive player, on all of his instruments, and always puts together first-rate bands; his taste in musicians and tunes is superb, ditto for vocalists. Tamar Korn most often aligns herself with the nascent Hot Jazz movement, but as a singer she blurs boundaries and confuses all categories; let’s just say she’s one of the most compelling voices singing today, with a sound like no one else’s - at least, not in the human race.
Author: Will Friedwald
Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.
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