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Lise will be performing at The 42nd Annual Rutherford Labor Day Antiques Festival Rutherford, New Jersey Labor Day Monday September 4th with Russ Kassoff on piano and Jay Anderson on Bass


Lise Avery Trio to Entertain at
The Rutherford Labor Day Antique Fair

 

        Lise and her trio will be kicking off the festival (as they have for many years) performing in the Lincoln Park Bandshell at the junction of Park Avenue and Highland Cross (near the Post Office) from 10:15AM - 11:30AM .

Click HERE for a map of Rutherford as well as ways to get here by train or bus.

The Rutherford Labor Day Fair is the longest running street fair in New Jersey and attracts upwards of 40,000 people. The region's largest one day antique and craft fair returns for its 42nd year on Monday, September 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of vendors will be participating this year. Musical entertainment on several stages, food from around the world, local art association gallery, children's activities, and more.

Joining Lise will be musical director Russ Kassoff. Mr. Kassoff’s eclectic and varied recording career includes touring as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from including The Ultimate Event tour televised nationally on PBS featuring Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Liza Minnelli. Russ also served as Liza's pianist/accompanist from '82-'01 and as Minnelli's music director and conductor. In addition Russ has accompanied a multi-varied list of performers including: Steve Allen, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow,  Susannah McCorkle, Maureen McGovern, Vincent Minnelli, Ginger Rogers and Carly Simon. For more information about Russ Kassoff, please visit his website.

On bass will be Bassist/composer Jay Anderson. Jay is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today and has performed/recorded with a wide range of jazz artists including David Bowie, Woody Herman, Carmen McRae, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Maria Schneider, John Scofield, and Toots Thielemans, and non-jazz artists like Dawn Upshaw, Michael Franks, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Chaka Khan, Michel Legrand, and Celine Dion. Anderson has been the recipient of the NEA grant for composition and two Meet the Composer grants. More than twenty of the recordings he has been featured on have been nominated for the Grammy Award. He has conducted clinics around the world and is a Professor of Jazz Bass Studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. For more information about Jay, please visit his website.

Lise Avery and Russ Kassoff are working on a CD project which is expected to be released in 2018.