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Giants of Jazz

  • Aug 24 — Aug 30, 2022


Meticulous recreations of the most widely acclaimed music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Art Blakey - all of your favorites from 1955-1965 and inspired playing by local artists:

  • Joe Mongelli, trumpet/flugelhorn/arrangements
  • Scott Avidon, saxophones
  • Mark Borgmann, piano
  • Michael Ryle, upright bass
  • Michael Dunford, drums

"Mongelli and his crew are a melded match that sparkles as well as swings. A delightful listen from start to finish.." — Jazz Sensibilities

"Joe Mongelli, Arranging Greatness With The Cape Jazz Crew on WashAshore....." — Nolan Conghaile, Chalked Up Reviews

Wednesday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30pm
On the Main Stage
Tickets: General Admission $40, Members $35, Seniors $38


Joe's music draws on a broad, eclectic background of performance experience spanning 35+ years. From small group jazz to swinging big bands, symphony orchestras to avant-garde free jazz, Dixieland, funk and rock, Joe has played it all.

Joe makes extensive use of classics from the American Song Book and jazz standards for the raw material of his musical canvas. But he makes these classics his own with unique arrangements not heard elsewhere. His most recent CD, WashAshore, exemplifies Joe's creative approach.

On Cape Cod, Joe has appeared at Preservation Hall in Wellfleet, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Art Museum, the Harvest Gallery, the Gran Cru Wine Bar, Del Mar, Embargo, Stewarts, The Riverway, Bubala's, and the Provincetown Art Association & Museum. When not playing jazz gigs, Joe plays classical trumpet in both solo and symphonic settings at various venues on Cape Cod.