The Sideman Sessions: Week of January 18

Mr. Cannon

January 18th, 8:00PM

Join us for an exclusive three-night affair: The Sideman Sessions at Mr Cannon

Thursday January 18
Matt Chertkoff with Brian Charette & Jordan Young

Friday January 19
Matt Chertkoff with Kyle Koehler & Brian Floody

Saturday January 20
Matt Chertkoff with Kyle Koehler & Jason Tiemann

Mr. Cannon is located at 206 Front Street at The South Street Seaport. Look for a black door with a portrait of a well-tailored rat. More Info at BZPNY.com


Thursday, Friday, Saturday on guitar

Matt started playing the guitar at age 11. He studied privately and decided to further his studies at University of Miami. Upon graduation in 1991 with a jazz guitar degree, Matt immersed himself in the Miami’s vibrant music scene participating in the varied styles for which that city is known. Working most nights of the week in local clubs, he also made TV and record appearances. Subsequently Matt decided to move to New York and concentrate on Jazz.

He has performed or recorded with Fathead Newman, Grady Tate, Curtis Lundy, Bobby Forrester, John Colianni, Cecil Brooks, Bernie Worrell, Percy Sledge and Lester Chambers. He has also appeared on international TV shows on Telemundo and Nippon networks. He appeared on jazz week top 20 Cd’s Cecil Brooks Hot Dog, Craig Handy and Second Line Smith and Adam Scone’s I Scream Scone. Recent appearances include Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Burghausen Jazz Festival. The Blue Note in Milan, Porgy and Bess and Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center.

Thursday, on drums

In the last 15 years drummer Jordan Young has been making a name for himself as one of the premier jazz drummers in New York City. He has performed and recorded as sideman for many top jazz artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris, and Ben Monder to name a few. Jordan has recorded three albums as a leader. His debut recording entitled “The Jordan Young Group” was self released in 2010.“Cymbal Melodies” (2013) and “Jazz Jukebox” (2016) were both released on the Posi-Tone record label. These recordings met with critical acclaim. In addition, 2016 saw Jordan complete the prestigious Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School which traveled around the globe representing the school.

Currently, Jordan leads a successful organ trio that has toured internationally and performs steadily in and around the New York City area. Jordan also has an active private teaching studio based in Brooklyn, NY.

Friday, on drums

Brian Charette is a Grammy Nominated, Hammond Endorsed, Positone and Steeplechase recording artist. He currently #6 on the Downbeat Critic’s Poll and won NYC’s best organist 2015 from Hot House Magazine. He also writes for a few music magazines including Keyboard and Downbeat.

Saturday, on drums

Jason Tiemann is a New York City based jazz drummer, where he maintains a busy schedule as a freelance performer and educator. Admittedly drawing influence from the great(s) Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins, Tiemann is quickly forging his musical voice on the New York scene by fusing his depth of historical foundation with crisp technique and propulsive, intuitive swing.

Tiemann previously taught at the University of Louisville for 12 years as professor of jazz drums and percussion. Additionally, he has been an artist/clinician for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1998. Before moving to NYC, he was an active component of the Midwest Jazz community where he was in constant demand throughout the region as a performer and educator and was afforded the opportunity to accompany numerous jazz luminaries.

Throughout his career, he has performed and/or recorded with an astonishing array of musicians including, but certainly not limited to, Benny Golson, David Liebman, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne, Peter Bernstein, Slide Hampton and countless others on the New York scene. Jason is an endorsing artist for Yamaha drums, Evans drumheads, and Innovative Percussion sticks, mallets and brushes.