Valentine’s Day is in full swing at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center (226 N. High St., West Chester, PA) on Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. as it presents The Paul Jost Quartet – Performing The Music Of Tony Bennett. To kick off this romantic evening of music and love, Uptown! will also host a special pre-show reception with elegant, sparkling desserts at the bar beginning at 7 p.m.
During this highly anticipated performance, Jost and his trio of acclaimed musicians will entertain the audience with their renditions of Tony Bennett’s most iconic love songs and may even include classics from some of “today’s best storytellers”. .
As a composer and instrumentalist, Jost has been widely considered one of the finest jazz vocalists since iconoclastic performer Mark Murphy. He has spent much of his career working as a jazz musician and accompanist, performing with such acclaimed artists as Billy Eckstine, Mark Murphy, Dr. John, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Farrell, Ron Carter, Ann Hampton Callaway, etc.
Throughout his tenure, Jost has remained at the top of the jazz community although his work is not limited to this genre. As a renowned composer, Jost has written over 40 albums for major music libraries, NBC-TV’s Emmy Award-winning series “Special Treat,” and performed jingles for companies such as Johnson & Johnson. , American Airlines, Nissan, Anheuser Busch, etc. In 2014, Jost launched his career as a solo singer and songwriter with his critically acclaimed debut album Breaking Through.
The South Jersey native is known for using his unique voice as a method of “passionate storytelling” with help from his quartet, including Jim Ridl on piano, Boots Maleson on bass and Tim Horner on drums. The combination of incomparable instruments and Jost’s unique sound makes it easy for these musicians to share their love of jazz with the audience.
Jost and his quartet perfectly embody the ageless timbre of Tony Bennett’s sound and bring their passion for playing directly to the audience. In an overnight journey through their love of jazz, the Paul Jost Quartet will explore some of Bennett’s most compelling compositions and may even include classics from some of “today’s best storytellers”.
“Each member of the Paul Jost Quartet brings a unique and innovative sound that sets them apart from other jazz musicians,” said April Evans, Executive Director of Uptown! “Jost’s voice takes you on a journey through the world of jazz that delights audiences and gets them hooked.”
The Paul Jost Quartet’s labor of love isn’t the only performance coming to Uptown! Performing Arts Center in February. The end of the month is Dueling Pianos (February 24); Killer Queen (February 25), Magical Mystery Doors (February 26) and the Chester County Youth Orchestra (February 27).
Uptown Tickets! Knauer Performing Arts Center: The Paul Jost Quartet can be purchased here: https://secure.uptownwestchester.org/2820
Uptown! The Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 N. High St., West Chester, PA. For more information, visit https://uptownwestchester.org.