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Jacob Sack and Friends Return to Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Get your tickets while they last. Jacob Sacks and Friends return this month to Carnegie Hall:

The Abby Whiteside Foundation presents the fourth performance at Carnegie Hall of two New York City jazz and improvisational ensembles in Weill Recital Hall. Both groups are also celebrating new album releases. The Yoon Sun Choi/Jacob Sacks Duo explores a mixture of standards, original compositions, and open improvisations. The Jacob Sacks Trio with drummer Dan Weiss and bassist Eivind Opsvik performs a program of both old and new original works.

Jacob Sacks Quintet @ Cornelia Street Cafe – 3.11.16

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

When: Friday, March 11 at 9 PM
Where: Cornelia Street Cafe in New York, New York

Jacob Sacks – piano, compositions
Ben Gerstein – trombone
Anna Webber – tenor saxophone
Eivind Opsvik – bass
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums

Sacks/Choi/Weiss/Morgan/Opsvik return to Carnegie Hall in April

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The Abby Whiteside Foundation is proud to present Jacob Sacks at Carnegie Hall for the third year running. Jacob will feature vocalist Yoon Sun Choi as well as bassists Eivind Opsvik and Thomas Morgan and drummer Dan Weiss.

Tickets are available at

Where: Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
When: Wednesday, April 20 at 8pm

40twenty CD Released!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The new 40twenty CD has been released. You can get yours here and listen here.

Paraphrase CD Release Show

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Yeah Yeah Records is proud to present the CD release show for the Matt Blostein/Vinnie Sperrazza group’s new CD, “Paraphrase.”

When: Sunday, February 27 at 8:30pm

Where: The Cornelia Street Cafe

40Twenty 1 week IBeam Residency

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Jacob Garchik- trombone+tunes
Jacob Sacks- piano+tunes
Dave Ambrosio- bass+tunes
Vinnie Sperrazza- drums+tunes

“Dry, controlled radicalism; a smeary version of chamber jazz.”
-Ben Ratliff, New York Times, August 2nd, 2010

Tuesday, January 18th THROUGH Saturday, January 22nd- 5 nights, 10 sets!

Ibeam Music
168 7th Street b/t 2nd and 3rd Avenue
Gowanus, Brooklyn
F/G to 4th Ave/9th Street

How much:
$10 suggested donation

40Twenty in the New York Times

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

40Twenty got a great write-up in the New York Times:

The band’s name, 40Twenty, has nothing to do with the John Deere 4020 family-farm tractor, extraordinary long-range vision or the numerical code for smoking marijuana. It’s a Brooklyn jazz group with the trombonist Jacob Garchik, the pianist Jacob Sacks, the bassist Dave Ambrosio and the drummer Vinnie Sperrazza. The name refers to the 40-20 set, a grueling 1950s nightclub-booking practice in which jazz groups played up to five 40-minute sets a night, separated by 20-minute breaks.

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