Jazz organist Dan Fogel returns to perform at the Chicken Bone Beach Concert Series
Margate resident and jazz organist Dan Fogel is back by popular demand to perform at the 11th annual Chicken Bone Beach Concert Series. The free weekly concert series takes place at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, located between Mississippi and Georgia avenues (adjacent to Boardwalk Hall). Fogel and his quartet, which includes Fogel on Hammond B3 organ, Pete Chavez on tenor sax, O’Donel Levy on guitar and Webb Thomas on drums, will perform Thursday, Aug. 11, starting at 7pm.
Fogel has been playing the Atlantic City club scene for nearly 50 years. In a review of his latest CD entitled 15 West, Fogel is described by Owen Cordle of JazzTimes.com as having “a big chordal style, and he throws the full weight of his instrument into his comping and soloing. He’s a rhythmic demon at times, introducing all sorts of busy rhythmic surprises in the background.”
The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation and the Atlantic City Free Public Library present series, which features some of jazz’s premier talent along with emerging performers and local favorites serving as opening acts. Fogel and his quartet will open for the 18-member NYC Finest Jazz Band — an ensemble of full-time New York City police officers. The band performs all styles of jazz music, including swing, Dixieland, bebop, cool jazz, Latin jazz, and the blues.