Jazz Brunch at Bearsville with Musica Poetica

Date(s) - Sun, Jul 10, 2022
11:00 am-2:00 pm

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Bearsville Theater


Jazz Brunch at Bearsville with Musica Poetica

11am – 2pm

Doors 11am   Music 12 – 2PM


  • Live Jazz Music
  • A Delicious Jazz Brunch
  • Craft Beers, Summer Spritzers, Fresh Lemonade and more!

We do ask for a small cover charge. Too often, local musicians are paid poorly (or not at all and expected to work for tips). We are leading the fight to pay for musicians a decent amount for their contribution. Respect our Musicians and Keep Music Alive!

Ticket prices:
Adults: $10
Children: $5 (under 15)
Family Ticket: $25 (2 adults and 2 children).

The concept of Musica Poetica is based on the idea that most of the music we hear has a kind oflanguage quality, and what applies to communication through language applies also to music, but in amore precise way.

In 2018 Karl and Ingrid started having Musica Poetica concerts locally in Woodstock, where they’rebased, with various players, around the concept of poetry and music the way it’s presented on this album.Karl says “it’s not like a record where you have a singer and we’re accompanying the singer. The poetryand singing is part of the music, and it’s an equal voice in the sound”.

Through her work with such avant-jazz musicians as Don Cherry and Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso established herself as a captivating, adventurous vocalist, capable of blending jazz, African, South American and other worldbeat influences into a distinctive, hypnotic sound.  Sertso catapulted back into the mainstream jazz spotlight through her version “Until the Rain Comes” on Don Cherry’s Multi Kulti album.  In 1994, she released her comeback album Dance with It, which earned postitive reviews.

Karl Berger is an award-winning composer/arranger, winner of six Downbeat Critics Polls as a jazz soloist, the mastermind behind the legendary Creative Music Studio and the emergence of spontaneously arranged confluences of individual improvisational expressions and world musical traditions. His recordings and world-wide performances included musicians from the jazz tradition such as Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Graham Haynes, Bob Stewart, Kenny Wessel, and from world musical backgrounds such as Steve Gorn, Nana Vasconcelos, Ismet Siral, Hozan Yamamoto. He collaborated with Don Cherry, Gunter Schuller, the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra, just to name a few. He records for the Tzadik label. Karl Berger’s writing credits include orchestral arrangements for recordings by Jeff Buckley (“GRACE”), Natalie Merchant (“Ophelia”), Better Than Ezra, The Cardigans, and many collaborations with producer Bill Laswell.

John Menegon is a jazz bassist, but is also a guitarist, arranger, singer, and composer. He began his career as a musician in Montreal before moving to New York City, where he spent ten years as bassist for two legendary tenor saxophonists, Dewey Redman and David “Fathead” Newman. This experience provided a solid foundation for Menegon to continue his explorations as a bandleader, composer and arranger, and he has been composing and arranging music throughout his career. Menegon has released five CDs as a bandleader and currently plays with jazz legend Joe Lovano as well as numerous other stellar musicians, and is a member of SHARP 5, a newly-formed Brazilian Jazz band.

Berkeley, California-born and based in Brooklyn since 1998, saxophonist/pianist/drummer and composer, Peter Apfelbaum, is best known as leader of the genre-mashing world music big band, Hieroglyphics, which he formed while still in high school in 1977. The ensemble, which began to attract international attention in the 1980’s for its unique fusing of elements of world music with the aesthetics of the jazz avant-garde, helped launch the careers of fellow Berkeleyans Joshua Redman, Benny Green and Steven Bernstein, among others.  Apfelbaum has also worked with Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Karl Berger, Bill Laswell and Phish.


Pastries from Nancy’s Artisanal.   Breads from Bread Alone.

Tomato & Pesto Pie    12

Bagel & Lox     18

Parmesan Quiche    14

Scrambled Eggs w/Bacon, Toast & Fresh Greens Vinaigrette   14

Assorted Pastry Plate   12          

(Gluten Free Options available upon request)