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Claude Sifferlen tribute at Jazz Kitchen March 31

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Jazz pianist Claude Sifferlen, who passed away March 18 after an extended bout with cancer, will be remembered at a tribute concert March 31 at the Jazz Kitchen. Featured performers include Frank Glover (his longtime weekly collaborator at the Chatterbox), Steve Allee, Zach Lapidis, Dave Scalia and Kenny Phelps. The suggested minimum donation is $10 (half of which will go to his family to help with medical expenses) and the show kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Jay Harvey's blog post in memoriam includes a fun limerick Harvey wrote upon Sifferlen's receipt of a Ralph Adams Lifetime Achievement Award.

A couple listening opportunities:

First, we give you the liner notes for The Baron, recorded in 1972 for Stan Kenton's private label by the Baron von Ohlen quartet featuring Mary Ann Moss — with acoustic and electric piano work by both Sifferlen and Steve Allee.

And a little more recently, the first three tracks from Sifferlen's 2002 collaboration with Mark Buselli, Take the Mitsu:

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