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Tony Zambito’s Rust Belt Groove Celebrates 100th Centennial Of Wes Montgomery

Thursday, July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Jazz at Chandlerville Special Event

The Rust Belt is a term that refers to the industrial region of the United States, which includes cities like Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. In this region, a unique form of jazz music emerged that reflects the spirit and character of that time. This genre of jazz is known for its gritty, bluesy, soulful, vibrant, and energetic style, capturing the essence of the Rust Belt’s rich musical heritage.

This unique music genre is often characterized by the use of the Hammond B3 organ, which creates a strong bass foundation. The guitar provides a rhythmic melody, complemented by the lively sound of horns that add energy to the music. The infectious and funky beats of the drums and percussion drive the rhythm forward, creating an irresistible momentum.

Tony Zambito’s Rust Belt Groove aims to relive and honor the music fondly loved by the people of the rust belt area. Performing songs by jazz artists such as Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Stanley Turrentine, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Earland, and many others.

Come join us at our first concert as we celebrate the 100th Centennial of the legendary jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery. Tony Zambito’s Rust Belt Groove will feature:

Dave Hill on guitar

John Troy on saxophone

Doug “Trigger” Gaston on organ

Abdul-Rahman Qaidr on drums

Tony Zambito on percussion.

The concert promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with some of the most beloved songs of the jazz icon Wes Montgomery. So, get ready to tap your toes and enjoy an evening of great music!


Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery was a highly influential jazz guitarist known for his distinctive and melodic playing style. With his use of thumb-picking technique and warm tone, Montgomery created a signature sound that captivated audiences and inspired generations of guitarists. His fluid lines, impeccable phrasing, and soulful interpretations made him a master of improvisation. Montgomery’s innovative approach to playing jazz standards and his ability to blend bebop, blues, and elements of his own musicality continue to leave a lasting impact on the jazz guitar landscape.


Thursday, July 27
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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166 Chandler Street
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