GREENE – Performing a popular selection of tunes that includes covers of legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norwich’s First Class Trio will kick-off its second season at the Belvedere Cabaret, 41 Genesee St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Featuring drummer and vocalist Mark Sands, pianist Paul Greenberg and trumpeter Gary Solomon, the First Class Trio has been performing locally for more than 20 years. Originally a duo, partnering Sands and Greenberg, Solomon first joined the group as a sub, becoming a permanent member five years ago, according to Sands. In addition to the Belvedere, the trio regularly performs at the Bohemian Moon in Norwich, as well as a number of summer concert series across Central New York. Upcoming gigs, added Sands, include the Bohemian Moon, Jan. 31, and the Brae Loch Inn, Cazenovia, March 22.