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April 23rd, 2014

Jazz Conversations at Bethel this Saturday

Alan Glover and the New Juice Quartet will perform at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26 at 7 P.M.

WAPPINGERS FALLS - On Saturday, April 26, at 7 pm, the public is invited to an evening of jazz, "Improvisations of Social & Spiritual Commentary," at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2607 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, New York.

This free event is produced by Alan Glover and the New Juice Quartet featuring Alan Glover, Saxophone/Composer (aka "Juice"); Lora Cohan, Piano; William Hopson, Bass; and Michael T. A. Thompson, Drums. The group blends jazz melodies together with spiritual and soul commentary for an evening of heart-stirring, foot-tapping and hand-clapping, artful expression.

Alan Glover, a member of Bethel, is a progressive jazz musician, recording artist and book author whose work has been characterized as avant-garde, free-jazz, spiritual and post-bop. His CD release of Cool Fire and DVD-CD compilation The Blue Shift are critically acclaimed as two of the most interesting and innovative recordings of 2010.

Tickling the piano keys for twenty years is Lora Cohan, a professional trained musician, who has performed in venues all over New York.

William Hopson, another member of Bethel and a graduate of Dutchess Community College, is trained in classical and jazz piano, Latin guitar and bass as well as classical and jazz bass. He recently completed his first solo instrumental album.

"Soundrhythium" Michael T.A. Thompson, an anomaly on the drums, has performed and recorded with a wide variety of musical giants such as Onaje Alan Gumbs, Mathew Shipp, Dennis Gonzalez, John Pattitucci, legendary Calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow as well as other artists from the classical, reggae and jazz worlds.

This acclaimed group last performed at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on July 14, 2012. By popular demand, they will return to Bethel on Saturday, April 26, at 7 pm.

For further information contact the church at (845) 296-0102 or

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