Wednesday night, June 25th, Professor Thom's will be having a free concert featuring my buddy and excellent softball and trivia player Alex Minasian, who will be with his Trio doing the best of jazz classics all night, in a free jazz jam session from 8-11PM.
It will be taking place in The Loft, which is located on the second floor inside of Professor Thom's, on 2nd Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. Alex is a very talented jazz piano player and I have seen him on many occasions doing some of the great jazz standards from such immortals as Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson.
Alex is putting together a nice jazz resume, as he's previously played such great places as Birdland, The Village Vanguard, The Blue Note, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Alex has also studied under the great Hank Jones and James Williams, and also interned on Saturday Night Live under musical director Leon Pendarvis.
Alex will be playing with Nameer Shukri on drums, and Zaid Shukri on bass. On Wednesday night there will be no cover, and it's all free. Fellow musicians are also encouraged to sit in with the band as well. There will be $3 Bud Lights served, and there will also be the Red Sox-Diamondbacks game on downstairs as well.
I will be there and I hope many of you can come out to hear Alex play. For more information, you can call Professor Thom's at: 212-260-9480.