Bar LunÀtico hosts the double bill of Chris Morrissey and Tom & Lee!
Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer, a New Yorker, a Minnesotan, an avid yoga practicer, a coffee, beer and wine drinker, a restaurant frequenter, and joke teller/appreciator.
As a bassist, he's toured five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Beat Music, Dave King Trucking Company, Margaret Glaspy, Boy George, Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, Trixie Whitley, Rosanne Cash, Matisyahu, Gabriel Kahane, Amy Helm, Tony Scherr and with five-time grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Sara Bareilles, for whom he also acted as music director. In his time in that role, he's shared the stage with Sir Elton John, recorded with Cyndi Lauper, coproduced Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher" for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and penned the arrangement of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" for the in memoriam segment of The 66th Annual Emmy Awards.
As a leader, Mr. Morrissey has released four records to high praise: "Laughing and Laughing"(2018), "The Morning World" (2009, Sunnyside), "Cannon Falls Forever" (2011, self release) and "North Hero" (2013, Sunnyside).
He's been featured in Bass Player Magazine, is a member of the adjunct faculty at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music and received a residency commission from The Jazz Gallery resulting in the creation of "Standard Candle"
Tom & Lee
Tom & Lee is Levon Henry on saxophones and Tom Csatari on guitar. These two young musicians are each making serious waves in New York City and beyond. We are thrilled to have them join forces here in a spirited duo that splits the difference between the folk and jazz genres, exploring the nooks of old American songs as well as new explorative original songs inspired by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk, John Fahey and Duke Ellington — all the while maintaining a spirit of risk and adventure.