WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, at 8 & 9:30 PM
Chants, the highly anticipated ECM recording from the Craig Taborn Trio was just released on April 16th. Watch Craig and producer Manfred Eicher talk about the album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kbxdEgu9a0
Recently hailed by Down Beat as “one of the visionaries of the current wave,” Craig Taborn has a unique perspective on creative music-making. Just as Avenging Angel subverted expectations of solo improvised piano, so does Chants find its own response to the vast tradition of the piano trio.
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, at 8 & 9:30 PM
Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so.” He was nominated for two 2011 Grammy Awards for "Alone at the Vanguard" for Best Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo; these are his fourth and fifth nominations. His newest trio album "Alive at the Vanguard" was awarded the 2012 Grand Prix du Disque by the Académie Charles Cros in France and has made the Best Jazz CDs of 2012 list in Slate and Downbeat.
with Tim Green, Kris Funn and Rodney Green
WHEN: Friday, May 10, at 8 & 9:30 PM AND Saturday, May 11, at 8 & 9:30 PM
A veteran of tours and recordings with such ensembles as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the Woody Shaw Quintet, the Mercer Ellington Orchestra and the Tony Williams Quintet. He has been featured on over 400 recordings, made his first recording as a leader for producer Orrin Keepnews' former label, Landmark, and later recorded on the RCA Novus label.
Mulgrew tours throughout the world and in 1997, was invited to tour Japan with an assembly of some of the most prestigious names in jazz piano—a group of ten pianists called "100 Gold Fingers" including Tommy Flanagan, Ray Bryant and Kenny Barron. Miller is also a member of the Contemporary Piano Ensemble, a unique group consisting of four pianists performing with a rhythm section.
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper