Published DateLACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia will present the Benni Sharoni Jazz Quartet on Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
In 1986, after his traumatic battle experiences in Lebanon, Sharoni moved to Boston, where he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music.
He left after a single semester, opting instead for private lessons with saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone. In the meantime he began leading his own bands and has since appeared with Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Kenny Garrett and Larry Coryell.
Today, having survived the trials and tribulations of war, Sharoni and his music stand as living testaments to the power of jazz to restore mind, body and spirit.
Sharoni says. "Every musician has a gift, and I think mine is to make music simple enough, but emotional enough, so everyone can feel good about it. I didn't think about having something for everyone on the disc, although I think everyone can find something they like on it."
The quartet features Benny on sax, John Lockwood on bass and Steve Langone on drums.
Admission is $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.