Honoring Wayne Shorter on International Jazz Day – Movie and Concert with the Robert Kopec Quartet


Sun, Apr 30, 2023    
3:00 pm-5:30 pm


Rosendale Theater
408 Main St, Rosendale, New York, 12472

Event Type

The Rosendale Theatre will join thousands of Independent artists and organizers on all seven continents, presenting an astonishing array of performances for International Jazz Day, the world’s largest celebration of Jazz, the universal language.

This is a double-header event featuring a documentary film and live music!

At 3 PM we pay tribute to the late jazz legend Wayne Shorter with a screening of Wayne Shorter –  The Language of the Unknown (2013/ 56 minutes)

About the Film

After his legendary work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the Second Miles Davis Quintet and his years with Weather Report, Wayne Shorter formed the Wayne Shorter Quartet in 2000, the first formation under his own name. He sees his celebrated soloists drummer Brian Blade, bassist John Patitucci and pianist Danilo Pérez less as sidemen than as equal elements of a living organism. They call their method Zero Gravity, an original state of music that they always re-conjure in the interaction, and which is the basis of their explorative journeys into new musical territory. The Language of the Unknown accompanies the great saxophonist and his band as they ready themselves for a concert on November 3, 2012, in the Salle Pleyel in Paris and observes the effect of the music on their creators, revealing surprising insights into the essence of their music and the creative spirit.

At 4:15 PM after a brief intermission, we will go live with music from the incomparable Robert Kopec Quartet featuring:

Robert Kopec (Hugh Brodie, Julius Pastorius) – Bass

Eric Person  (McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland) – Sax and Reeds

Mark Dziuba (SUNY New Paltz) – Guitar

Bob Meyer (Joe Levano, John Ambercrombie) – Drums

The best New York State Craft beer, wine and cider will be available for purchase in Uncle Tony’s Tavern.

This presentation is sponsored in part by Kitt Potter.