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Jazz Composer John Arrucci Coming to Mahopac Library

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— John Arrucci is an acclaimed master artist. He has composed, performed and instructed for over 30 years, studied on three continents, written for all mediums, and received numerous honors. Mahopac Public Library will welcome Arrucci and his jazz ensemble for a performance Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m.

Arrucci’s knowledge of classical, jazz, North Indian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and other indigenous traditions gives him—and his audiences—a singularly rich perspective on the creation and impact of music. His percussion work is featured on over 70 recordings, scores for feature films and television. He has performed and/or recorded with Michael Brecker, David Byrne, Livingston Taylor, Mariah Carey, Stefon Harris, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Gary Versace and Oliver Lake on drums, congas, vibes, shekere, marimba, timpani, bongos and more.  

Performing world premier compositions and favorites from his catalog, Arrucci will be accompanied by world class musicians: David Finck on bass; Luke Franco on guitar; Gary Versace on accordion, organ and piano, and Dave Riekenberg on tenor and soprano saxophone. 

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This jazz performance is part of the BAMM10 (books, art, music in Mahopac) Concert Series. Public and local business support enables the library to present the BAMM concerts with no admission charge.  Instead, concert attendees are invited to participate in the BAMM Lends a Hand Project by bringing non-perishable food items to donate to a local food pantry to help our community members in need.

For additional information, or to register for this performance, visit www.mahopaclibrary.org, or call 845-628-2009, ext. 100.

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