Rizzoli Aperitivo Series Presents the Ron Horton Trio this Sunday, March 1

February 24, 2020

Rizzoli’s fabulous Music Aperitivo series continues at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday, March 1, 2020, in the bookstore’s salon. Ron Horton, an integral part of New York’s flourishing jazz scene will be joined by bassist/composer Ben Allison and drummer Tim Horner.

Ron Horton stands out both as an exemplary instrumentalist and a highly progressive composer and arranger, who has expanded the perimeters of jazz. He has had many long musical associations with leaders such as saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and pianist Andrew Hill. A key member of New York’s Jazz Composers Collective, going back to its inception in 1992, Horton appears on numerous albums both as leader and in the bands lead by other members of the Collective, such as Ben Allison and Michael Blake, as well as the collective’s Herbie Nichols Project.

Horton has collaborated with countless other musicians including Will Holshouser, Rez Abbasi, Phillip Johnston, Andy Laster, Mick Rossi, Matt Wilson, Allan Chase, Andy Biskin, Ted Nash, Mario Pavone, Maryanne DeProphetis, Kris Davis, Darcy James Argue and many others.

Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation in a career that spans 30 years. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Allison draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. With his groups — The Ben Allison Band, Think Free, The Easy Way Trio, Peace Pipe, and Medicine Wheel, Allison has toured extensively throughout the world. In addition to being an established educator, over the past two decades, he has solidified his reputation as a strong voice for artist empowerment and musicians’ rights.

Tim Horner began playing the drums at the age of ten. With a professional career of over 40 years, Horner has played with the who’s who in jazz, including Warne Marsh, Hank Jones, Helen Merrill, Miroslav Vitous, Clifford Jordan, Pepper Adams, Richie Cole, Joe Locke, Frank Kimbrough, Ted Nash, Ben Allison, The Jazz Composers Collective, Wynton Marsalis, The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mark Murphy, Joe Williams, Dave Liebman, Billy Drewes, and many more.

To purchase tickets: Please RSVP to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary Prosecco.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.