April 22, 2010, New York Newsday Takes Note of Au Privave

Where to see/hear Au Privave for free or cheap:

Thursday December 29, 7 - 10PM - Cooking With Jazz - and every Thursday thereafter

Next Sunday Brunch at Big Daddy's - January 8 - 12:30 to 3:30PM - and every other Sunday thereafter

Au Privave plays New Years at Cooking With Jazz (as of Dec 28, no seating left; maybe cancellation list)

the perfect way to put your guests in that calm, cool,
and buoyant state of mind

fond, familiar standards that all ages recognize as a special treat

too tricky for even the best of dancers,
these are sly
little improvisations,
made for having everyone dancing in their hearts

Au Privave Jazz Quartet

Jazz standards, traditional and soon-to-be-standard songs, are the way to underscore your special day with an understated elegance. And, it tells your guests you thought they were worth something special outside of the typical program.

Be host to something great.
Easy to hire – Dependable service.

It's not even that scary to say –"Oh Pree Vahv."

Request a CD demo/ info kit via e-mail
or call 516-567-1235
Whatever your celebration,
the cool is contagious
contact Vince and Au Privave

click here to receive
a hard copy info kit complete with
demo CD to be delivered to you
by your mailman

click here for a recent sound sample

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for public performances and other events

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Au Privave has been playing as a combo for several years now, and, most of the members played clubs and restaurants together for 7 or 8 years under the informal name "Outerbridge Crossing." The quartet is comprised of seasoned players, each bringing his own contribution to the wealth of music.

Combo leader Vince Scuderi (rightmost above), brings decades of jazz work to his saxophone and clarinet playing. He has a bachelors degree in music and has had a love/work relationship for 15 years in music publishing.

Bassist Rich Burnside has the richest musical background, going back as far as work with the U. S. Army band and the Sil Austin band. Subtle, poetic and steadfast, Rich keeps the music percolating in a dependable sophisticated way.

Drummer John Lazarek does some cool multitasking in both complementing and propelling the piano and sax voices. He's a solid supply of time-perfect, sensitive rhythm. He currently teaches music and is working on his MFA degree in music.

Joining Au Privave are a group of superlative pianists!


Together they have played in harmony with a great variety of functions. From silent auctions to opening celebrations, they know the right music and the right tone to keep everyone happy.

So what's the name "Au Privave" about? It's a song by the famed, loved Charlie Parker. [and, in real French
, it don't mean a thing]

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Au Privave Repertoire
jazz standards calypso brazilian
All Blues
All Of You
Alone Together
Au Privave
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Blue Monk
Blues March
Caravan (Duke Ellington)
Easy To Love
Green Dolphin Street
In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)
It’s A Raggy Waltz (Dave Brubeck)
Polka Dots And Moonbeams

(The) Preacher
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)
Seven Steps to Heaven (Miles Davis)
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Stella By Starlight
Straight No Chaser
Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
Take the A Train (Duke Ellington)
That’s All
There Will Never
Be Another You
Thriving From A Riff
Up Jumped Spring
Valse Hot
Without A Song
My Little Suede Shoes
Blue Bossa
Chega de Saudade
(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
uptempo ballads traditional jazz-styled pop
Have You Met
Miss Jones?
(as heard in
“Diary of Bridget Jones”)
How High the Moon
Joy Spring
Lullaby of Birdland
Opus De Funk
Sweet Georgia Brown
(Harlem Globetrotter’s
Theme Song)
All The Things You Are
But Beautiful
(A) Child Is Born
Days of Wine
And Roses
I’ll Remember April
My Funny Valentine
Shadow of Your Smile
All Of Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
I’ve Found A New
Limehouse Blues
Sheik Of Araby
There Is No
Greater Love
Fields of Gold
Grow Old With Me
(John Lennon)
Oh Me Oh My
I’m A Fool For You
(Aretha Franklin)
Time After Time
(Cyndi Lauper)
We Kiss In A Shadow
(from The King and I)
What’ll I Do?
(Irving Berlin)
this repertoire list is included in the downloadable PDF
the Au Privave page was updated December 29th 2011