Celebrating Coltrane with Cocktails

On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, the legendary local jazz saxophonist George Garzone will take the stage at Beat Brasserie, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, to honor the great John Coltrane’s date of birth. From8:00PM-12:00AM jazz fans can enjoy this exclusive tribute performance while indulging in Beat’s signature dishes from and sipping on handcrafted cocktails.

Known for his innovative three-on-one chord approach and the sense of freedom ingrained in his expressive music, John Coltrane has had an impact on all jazz music to date, and that of Boston-based saxophonist George Garzone is no exception. Coltrane, a Grammy award-winning artist and recipient of The Recording Academy’s highest honors “the Lifetime Achievement Award,” truly believed that his music could influence positive thoughts and ignite a change in the world, and his legacy continues on in music today.

Garzone, an international touring saxophonist, is a member of the elite group of jazz musicians to come out of New England. He is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded 40 years ago that includes legends John Lockwood and Bob Gullotti that performs regularly in the Boston area. He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band, and attended music school in Boston. In addition, Garzone has been a frequent guest performer, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with musicians such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z and John Patitucci among others.

Guests can enjoy Garzone’s cover of Coltrane’s music as they enjoy Beat’s signature sips and fare. Beat will be shaking and stirring up the Mango Martini with Skyy Vodka and Kessar mango puree ($12), Something Natural with cilantro, Hanson cucumber vodka and lime ($12) or American Breed with bourbon, St. Elder Elderflower liqueur and apple cider ($13). Guests can dig into some of Beat’s best bites, too, including Shrimp Tacos with black beans, Spanish rice, queso blanco, cheddar and salsa ($21), Baby Back Pork Rib Dinner with sweet chili sauce, jasmine rice and slaw ($25) orRoasted Local Swordfish with blistered cherry tomatoes, heirloom cauliflower and basil cashew pesto ($28).

Don’t miss this evening of jazz classics, cocktails and delicious Beat fare! For more information on Beat Brasserie, or to make a reservation please visit www.beatbrasserie.com, or call 617.499.0001.

WHERE: Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001

WHEN Wednesday, August 24th, 2016. Show from 8:00PM to 12:00AM. Food & drink from 11:00AM to 1:00AM.

INFO: No cover charge, cash bar. Reservations recommended.

About Beat Brasserie

Beat Brasserie is an American brasserie and bar located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Inspired by the hippie and beat movements of the mid-twentieth century, The Beat caters to all walks of life. Their mission is to satisfy the local community as well as vagabonds passing through. With an always fresh, seasonal, and wholesome menu, enjoyable for carnivores and vegetarians alike, The Beat’s dishes draw influence and flavors from around the world. The bar celebrates American spirits and American artisanal wines crafted by small batch winemakers with heart and soul. To heighten the senses further, Beat features daily live music by cutting edge musicians in jazz, blues and world music, bringing eclectic artistry to their stage in Cambridge. Beat is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and serves brunch on weekends. For more information visit www.beatbrasserie.com.

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