DENNIS LICHTMAN MONA'S HOT FOUR
Originally from Boston and currently living in New York City, DENNIS LICHTMAN is a 35-year-old multi-instrumentalist (clarinet, violin, mandolin) who is deeply entrenched in early American music, from traditional jazz and swing to bluegrass and western swing. His elegant voice carries through on all three instruments, lending a thread that weaves together the various genres he navigates. Since 2007, Dennis has been the clarinetist and bandleader of the famed Tuesday night traditional-jazz jam session at Mona's in downtown New York, which was recently profiled in The New York Times, and has been described by The Wall Street Journal as "ground zero for an emerging late-night scene of young swing and traditional jazz players." December 2012 saw the release of Tuesdays At Mona's, a 19-minute documentary about the Mona's session produced by Hi-Tide Films, accompanied by a live album of Mona's Hot Four with 19 guest musicians.