enJOY JAZZ Nights
enJOY JAZZ Nights
enJOY JAZZ Nights occur on select Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Each 2-hour concert features musicians and vocalists curated by host Mike Carbone.
Featuring Party of Four
Party of Four is the result of combining four locally recognized jazz vocalists into a group that celebrates the voice and 4-part jazz harmony. We specialize in vocal jazz arrangements of well known and original tunes. We are Cookie Coogan (Vocals/Piano), Dave Davies (Vocals/Guitar/ trombone), Doug Robinson (Vocals/Bass) and Wayne Gottlieb (Vocals/guitar)
Cookie Coogan (Vocals/Piano)
Cookie Coogan is a vocalist/pianist/composer based in Ithaca, NY. Cookie is known for her strong voice, soulful, swinging style, creative improvisation, and excellent musicianship. She performs solo, leads her own bands, and appears with many different ensembles throughout the region. She directed the Ithaca College Vocal Jazz Ensemble from 1998-2010. She also directed jazz vocal groups at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Ithaca’s CSMA.
Dave Davies (Vocals/Guitar/ trombone)
Dave, who plays guitar and trombone, and sings with the group, is a force for Swing in the Ithaca community. Currently, he’s part of several Ithaca bands, Djug Django, Lloyd’s Boys and The Opera Cowpokes to name a few. In each venture, his keen ear for rhythm and harmony ensures a high degree of professionalism and danceability. Party of Four features many of Dave’s 4 part vocal arrangements and inventive lyrics.
Doug Robinson (Vocals/Bass)
A guitarist, bass player, singer and recording engineer, Doug has had a lengthy career as a performer and studio musician. He has toured frequently in the US, Canada and Europe with the Burns Sisters Band, British acoustic guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson, ragtime guitarist Bob Brozman, latin bluesman Tino Gonzales and Austin Singer/Songwriter Billy Eli. In 2003 he performed at Carnegie Hall with Johnny Russo’s East Hill Classic Jazz Group and has been featured in festival performances with European gypsy-swing guitarists Stochelo Rosenberg and Romane. He also performs frequently with the Ithaca-based “Djug Django” gypsy-swing band, the Molly MacMillan Jazz Trio, Jorge Cuevas’ Caribe Jazz AllStars, singer Sally Ramirez, the Burns Sisters Band and the Burns & Kristy Band.
Wayne Gottlieb (Vocals/guitar)
A science teacher by day, began singing and playing jazz 10 years ago after spending most of his adult life as a Doo-Wop singer. He currently plays with The Pelotones and The Canaan Jazz Trio as well. He writes and arranges many of Party of Four’s tunes.
Date & Time
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
48 Willow Street, Johnson City, NY 13790