Live Performances

Lamont School of Music: Bob Mintzer | May 22

Apr 30, 2017

The Lamont Jazz Orchestra welcomes Saxophonist Bob Mintzer is a 26 year member of the Grammy award winning Yellowjackets who also leads a Grammy winning Big Band, travels with his own Quartet, and plays with numerous bands globally. This concert will take place at the Newman Center - Gates Concert Hall.

Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet | Apr 29 & 30

Apr 29, 2017

Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. His compositions have been performed by his groundbreaking quartet on five continents. As a guitarist, his sound and technique has influenced the next generation of players and has arguably contributed to the evolution of the instrument in jazz.

Christian McBride Trio | May 3 & 4

Apr 29, 2017

Four-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today.

Ken Walker Sextet at Dazzle Jazz

Apr 28, 2017

The Ken Walker Sextet is a little like the full moon, except the KWS is more dependable and swings harder. The full moon arcs gracefully across the sky. It's nice, but does it make you snap your fingers? Walker and his band evoke (but don't demand) that response.

featuring: Ken Walker - bass, Jeff Jenkins - piano, Paul Romaine - drums, Peter Sommer - saxophone, Al Hood - trumpet and Dave Corbus - guitar

Nude Music | Apr 27

Apr 27, 2017

The boldest of artists sometimes express themselves by stripping away all but the essential.  Italy’s Musica Nuda is a brave project, independent and free, a modern version of voice with bass accompaniment in use since the Renaissance. Norwegian tenor saxophonist and operatic tenor Håkon Kornstad uses his imagination and a simple electronic device to unite the lyricism of jazz saxophone and operatic aria to realize in concert the symphonies that he hears in his dreams.

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