This concert will be quite excellent. Please put it on your calendar and plan to be here!
In the tradition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, internationally acclaimed composer/pianist Ezra Weiss leads this incredible sextet, comprised of some of the finest musicians in the world. Farnell Newton (George Duke, Bootsie Collins), Noah Bernstein (Grammies, Shy Girls), Devin Phillips (Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri), Eric Gruber (Danilo Perez, Darrell Grant), and Christopher Brown (Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson) perform Weiss's original compositions and arrangements with high energy and beautiful depth. Their most recent album, Before You Know It [Live in Portland] made numerous year-end Top 10 lists in the press and spent numerous weeks on the JazzWeek radio charts.
From the Press:
"Pianist Ezra Weiss proves himself a confident arranger and composer in the progressive mainstream."
-Nate Chinen, The New York Times
"We can only hope that Weiss can keep the standard this high for many years to come."
-Duck Baker, JazzTimes
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Suggested Donation for this concert:
All donations go to the musicians. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please bring something small to share with others (snacks, nuts, wine, etc.).