Pro Jazz Jam Session
Hosted by saxophonist Javier Arau
featuring special guests
Join saxophonist Javier Arau for a dynamic and memorable evening of original compositions and jazz classics. Widely known as a big band composer, leading the Javier Arau Jazz Orchestra, Javier brings his small form compositions to Club Bonafide, in a pared-down quartet format of saxophone, guitar, bass, and drums. Arau has been featured in The New York Times and DownBeat Magazine and as a Saxophone Journal cover artist. His compositions have received awards from ASCAP, BMI, DownBeat Magazine, and IAJE, and are published by UNC Jazz Press and Dorn Publications. An internationally award-winning saxophonist, Arau is an artist-endorser of Virtuoso Saxophones and has served as a performer and clinician worldwide, including concerts at Carnegie Hall and on NBC, CBS, PBS, and other television outlets. Also the founder and director of New York Jazz Academy, Arau is also a successful promoter, instrumental in helping musicians gain outlets for performance and instruction, worldwide.