While the Philippe Lemm Trio performs originals and creatively re-imagined jazz standards, Richie Siegler’s quintet pays tribute to The Jazz Messengers — but both will perform at the Parrish Art Museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, as part of its Jazz on the Terrace series.
“I welcome these local and international jazz masters for more summer tunes on the terrace,” Corinne Erni, curator of special projects, said in a press release.
The Philippe Lemm Trio — featuring Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm, pianist Angelo Di Loreto and bassist Jeff Koch — will perform a repertoire of influenced by classical, jazz, and progressive rock idioms on Friday, August 10.
The group, all graduates of the master’s degree program in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music, has performed at venues including Bimhuis in Amsterdam and Birdland in New York. They won the International B-Jazz competition in 2015, and their performance of Di Loreto’s original composition Salt Road earned an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013.
A week later, Siegler and his quintet will take the stage, paying homage to The Jazz Messengers, an influential jazz combo founded in the early 1950s by drummer Art Blakey, the group’s long-time leader. Under various incarnations, The Messengers played for more than 35 years until Blakey’s death in 1990. Siegler’s program will feature many tunes recorded by the group, as well as a selection of Brazilian jazz standards, according to the release.
Siegler has been drumming since age 4. By age 12, he was leading two bands working in and around his Greenwich Village neighborhood. In his 20s, Siegler was playing swing, modern bebop and Latin jazz — a passion that led him to create Escola de Samba BOOM, a 50-member percussion group dedicated to the rhythms and joys of Brazilian Samba.
Both concerts begin at 6 p.m. Admission to the Philippe Lemm Trio is free and tickets for Richie Siegler are $12, or free for members, children and students. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.