sunday june, 4th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
97 broadway, kingston, ny
Jim Yanda and Regional Cookin’
Sizzling Jazz Guitar Trio featuring:
Jim Yanda – guitar
Joe Michaels – bass
Phil Haynes – drums
“… a band with a profound sense of empathy, a thrilling knack for taking sonic chances, deep roots in the blues combined with an era-spanning avant-garde sensibility, and perhaps most importantly, a raw honesty that could only result from such long and enduring friendships….-Shaun Brady
Guitarist Jim Yanda creates music at the nexus of Jazz, New Music, Free Improvisation, Blues, Country and Folk traditions.
His earliest professional experience included performing western swing music in regional dance halls near his family’s farm in Anamosa, Iowa
He attended Coe College where he was introduced to jazz and avant garde 20th Century music by maverick trumpeter & university mentor, Paul Smoker. Yanda then spent several years on Chicago’s jazz scene before moving to New York to work with longtime collaborator Phil Haynes. Since then, Yanda has recorded his own music on Regional Cookin’ and Home Road and released recordings with Phil Haynes & Free Country, Damon Short, and Herb Robertson.
Based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, bassist Joe Michaels has been performing and recording since 2002. He has performed with GRAMMY® nominated artists such as Dave Liebman and Kurt Elling, as well as world renowned artists Joel Frahm, Tim Warfield, Herb Robertson, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Goodwin, Phil Haynes, Ari Hoenig, Vic Juris, Phil Markowitz, Rich Perry, John Swana, Marko Marcinko, Michael Zilber, Michael Stephans, Joe Hunt, Jim Ridl, Aaron Diehl, etc. Joe is the proud recipient of the 2011 Belin Scholarship. He currently teaches out of his home studio in Dallas, PA.
A 25-year veteran New York based artist now teaching at Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University, drummer Phil Haynes is featured on more than 85 LP, DVD and CD releases by numerous American and European record labels. The international media have compared his drumming to masters Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones, and his 60+ diverse compositions to Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
His recording credentials include many of the seminal musicians of this generation: saxophonists Anthony Braxton, Ellery Eskelin, and David Liebman; trumpeters Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, and Paul Smoker; bassists Mark Dresser, Ken Filiano, and Drew Gress; keyboard artists David Kikoski, Denman Maroney, and Michelle Rosewoman; vocalists Theo Bleckman, Nicholas Horner, and Hank Roberts; violinist Mark Feldman, as well as the composers collective Joint Venture.
Current Haynes touring ensembles include his: definitive saxophone trio, No Fast Food, featuring NEA jazz master David Liebman; romantic jazz-grass string band, Free Country, featuring vocalist/cellist Hank Roberts; Three Shamans, with trumpeter Herb Robertson & bassist Ken Filiano; plus the romantic piano trio, Day Dream, a cooperative with Yamaha artist Steve Rudolph and Drew Gress.
Phil Haynes on Bandcamp
Chasing the Masters
Stream and buy Regional Cookin CDs:
Jim Yanda Regional Cookin’ CD
Jim Yanda – Home Road CD