21+ admitted | The set will begin after 11pm following the previous show
2 drink minimum for table service | Happy Hour 6pm-7pm
Payton Kerkes: Guitar, Ian Levy: Tenor Sax, John Koozin: Bass, Adam Briere: Drums
Ian Levy: Spotting the unique sound of New York City up-and-coming saxophonist Ian Levy can be done from a mile away. His tone, stage presents, and musical aptitude provides any audience with an enchanting experience. Inspired by a wide range of history’s saxophone phenomena from Coleman Hawkins to Chris Potter, Ian Levy is an auditory encyclopedia of different approaches and styles.
Levy, having grown up in Denver, began playing at the age of 11 and has since gained a following of his own playing some of Denver’s finest venues including Five Points Media Center, Lannies Clocktower Cabaret, and Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge with two bands he founded in his early high school years. Along with his charming stage presence and glowing personality on and off stage, He also works as the manager, producer, and composer for both of his Denver based bands whom he played these venues with.
Ian Levy was named after rock legend Ian Anderson and emulates his charisma, energy, and flute playing as well. Levy was given a flute by his father after his mother passed when he was very young. Levy continues to incorporate the flute sound as a gorgeous texture in his performances. Levy is also a proficient clarinet player having played it classically through High School. Levy plays the clarinet in both jazz and classical styles of music.
John Koozin: Originally from Houston, Texas, John Koozin is a bass player, composer, and person living and working in New York City. Koozin is currently studying at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he has had the privilege to study with teachers including Andrew Cyrille, Harish Raghavan, Andy Mckee, Charles Tolliver, and Billy Harper. Prior to his New York transition, Koozin attended the esteemed High School for The Performing and Visual Arts where he studied and worked with Paul Ellison, Warren Sneed, Doc Morgan, and Dennis Dotson among others. Koozin has performed with a wide range of musicians such as Jason Moran, Antonio Hart, Todd Coolman, Francois Rabbath, Joel Frahm, Brandon Lee, Tim Armacost, and Bobby Sanabria. He has performed at many venues around the world including places in the U.S, Quebec, and Norway such as The Zinc Bar,The Bitter End, Cezanne in Houston, TX, and The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. Koozin enjoys working on many different projects, and feels that music should be a way to make people feel good and further understand the world around them
Adam Briere: Originally from Reno Nevada, but born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, drummer Adam Briere, started playing the drums at the early age of 5, influenced and inspired by John Bonham, Elvin Jones, Ian Paice, Mitch Mitchell, Stewart Copeland, Peter Erskine, and Philly Joe Jones. After becoming immersed in the San Francisco music scene playing everything from Pop to Jazz, Rock, and Latin. Adam now lives in NY, where he attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Payton Kerkes: Originally born in Emmett, Idaho but in first grade Payton moved to the Burlington, Vermont area. Music has always been a big part of Payton’s life. His mother being a classical oboist and english hornist taught Payton piano at a young age. From then on Payton has picked up several instruments including French Horn, Drums, Bass, and finally his main instrument Guitar. Payton currently lives in New York City and attends the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. Though the New School, Payton has had the opportunity to study with some of the masters of jazz including Reggie Workmen, Vic Juris, David Schnitter, Jimmy Owens, Ed MacEachen, Richard Boukas, Johannes Weidenmueller, Paul Asbell and other greats. Payton is an avid composer as well. Payton has a warm spirit and actively wants to change the world for the better and is always there to help out. https://www.facebook.com/paytonkerkes