Jewel of a jazz club hits a high note

Mark Morganelli. Photo by Mitchell Seidel

Mark Morganelli’s move from Manhattan to Westchester was about the best possible outcome for local jazz fans. This trumpeter/producer/impresario has brought the music to the parks, the riverfront and the concert halls for years.

For the past five-plus years, he and his wife, Ellen Prior, have been building a backstreet success story with their Jazz Forum, an intimate 85-seat venue that lures the music’s top artists. How does he do it? Here’s what he told me …

Published by Robert Brum

Writer/editor/storyteller, bicyclist and hiker roaming the Hudson Valley on two feet and two wheels. Brum as in drum; not Blum or Broom.

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