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NEW YORK JAZZ STORIES

with David Haney and Bernard Purdie

Photo credits: R.I. Sutherland Cohen, Jazz Expressions.com

Top Black and White Photo of David Haney copyright by Patrick Hinely work and play.

NEW YORK JAZZ STORIES combines swinging, electrifying music of Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, David Haney, and company along with some highly entertaining stories retold by David Haney.  These are real stories told directly to Haney, transcribed and brought to life with a live sound track.

David Haney and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie take NEW YORK JAZZ STORIES on the road in 2019-20, following a highly successful run of shows at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York.

NEW YORK JAZZ STORIES

Sonny Rollin's Bridge Story

John McLaughlin and his baptism in fire with Miles Davis

Steve Swallow and a trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols

Roswell Rudd remembers Herbie Nichols

Anne Ross meets Sarah Vaughan

Randy Weston - Early Days in Brooklyn


BERNARD PURDIE the world’s most recorded drummer, was born June 11, 1939 in Elkton, Maryland as the eleventh of fifteen children. Purdie moved to New York in 1960 and soon after recorded his first hit, with King Curtis. This led to his engagement with Aretha Franklin in 1970, which marked the beginning of an unparalleled career. Since then, Purdie has worked with a vast array of artists, such as Paul Butterfield, Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Hall & Oates, Al Kooper, Herbie Mann, Todd Rundgren and Cat Stevens, as well as regularly producing his own solo albums. 

DAVID HANEY studied composition with Czech American composer Tomas Svoboda and piano with jazz pianist Eddie Wied. As music editor for Cadence Magazine, David interviewed over 60 jazz artists for the Jazz Stories project. The following artists have worked and recorded with David: Roswell Rudd, Julian Priester, John Tchicai, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Bud Shank, Wolter Weirbos, Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Bernard Purdie, Marvin Bugulu Smith, Gerry Hemingway, Dylan Van de Schiff, Buell Neidlinger, Dominic Duval, Adam Lane, Michael Bisio, Paul Blaney, Perry Robinson, Johannes Bauer. As a leader, Haney has over 20 albums on CIMP-USA, Cadence-USA, SLAM-UK, NoSe-So-Argentina, La Gorda-Argentina, Canada Jazz Studio-Canada.

ENTIRE CONCERT FROM APRIL 6, 2018,

JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC IN NYC