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Jerry Weldon and The PJ Perry Quartet

Fri. September 28th 2012 8PM The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages) 8PM
Presented by: The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club, Turner Entertainment Group
A Celebration of Our 12th Anniversary


SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30, 2012

JERRY WELDON Tenor saxophone, PJ PERRY Alto saxophone,

Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club,
3611 West Broadway Street, Vancouver
Doors 6:30 pm Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $54.99 including 2 course meal/$34.99 students and musicians

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Jerry Weldon

"A thoughtful soloist whose subtle swing has plenty of fiber" is how Ira Gitler described tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. A native New Yorker, the tenorman is a veteran of the New York Jazz Scene, his résumé reading like a virtual "Who's Who of Jazz."

In 1990, Jerry became a charter member and featured soloist with Harry Connick Jr.'s newly formed Big Band. Jerry has toured the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and has also performed on many television shows worldwide with the Connick Orchestra. In 2001, Jerry was also part of Connick's Broadway musical production, "Thou Shalt Not" where he appeared on stage as well as in the orchestra.

Weldon has worked and recorded with organists Jimmy McGriff, Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Forrester, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Mel Rhyne, trombone great Al Grey, piano giants George Cables and Cedar Walton, drum legends Roy Haynes and Jimmy Cobb as well as guitarist/singer George Benson, guitarist Earl Klugh, bassist Keter Betts and singer Mel Tormé.

Weldon is a bandleader in his own right, leading ensembles at many of New York's jazz clubs and at jazz festivals around the U.S. He has recorded several albums under his own name, among them, "Head To Head," a swinging two-tenor date with Michael Karn on the Criss Cross Jazz label "Midtown Blues," a rousing quintet with long time collaborator Joe Mags (Magnarelli) recorded live at Fat Tuesdays in NYC, and two hard-swinging dates with the late, great organist, Jerry's long-time pal, Bobby Forrester. "It was after working with Bobby all those years that made it easier to the go with Jack (McDuff), Jimmy (McGriff) and all the other cats" says Jer, "Bobby was truly a hero of mine."Jer continues to be extremely active on the New York scene- "I just want to keep it swinging. If I can do that, I'm happy.”
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