“Carmen is one of my favorite drummers, he has a very wide groove and strong beat and most important of all, he swings his ass off!” —Joey DeFrancesco
Acclaimed master drummer Carmen Intorre brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Saturday, June 15. He’s supported by pianist Alex Minasian, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and bassist Brandi Disterheft.
Born in Buffalo, NY, Carmen Intorre developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age five. He has performed and recorded with numerous musicians such as George Benson, Larry Coryell, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, George Cables, Benny Golson, Richie Cole, Joe Locke, Lew Tabackin, Bobby Watson, Ira Sullivan, Bucky Pizzarelli, and many others. Carmen currently holds down the drum chair with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino, touring extensively throughout the world with the guitarist’s organ trio and quintet.
A 2011 GRAMMY® nominee for his co-producer credit on the critically acclaimed album by Joey DeFrancesco entitled Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael Jackson, Intorre also had the pleasure of performing alongside DeFrancesco and Dr. Lonnie Smith on the PBS show Legends of Jazz, hosted by Ramsey Lewis.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://www.zincjazz.com. Alternatively, you may purchase tickets directly through Eventbrite at https://intouchent.eventbrite.com.