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Fri, June 27, 8 & 9:30 pm & Sat, June 28, 8 & 9:20 pm LEGENDARY GARY BARTZ QUARTET Barney McAll, piano James King, bass Greg Bandy, drums Gary Bartz, saxophone
Two-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Gary Bartz arrived in New York City in 1958 to attend Juiliard Conservatory of Music. “It was a very good time for the music in New York, at the end of what had been referred to in the press as the be-bop era”, says Bartz. “Charlie Parker had passed away three years previously, but Miles’ group was in its heyday, Monk was down at the Five Spot and Ornette was just coming to town. Things were fresh.”
In 1964, he began performing and touring with the Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln group and quickly established himself as the most promising alto voice since Caannonball Adderley. He joined Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers featuring Lee Morgan, making his 1965 recording debut on Blakey’s Soulfinger, with the two trumpets of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard.
From 1962-64, Gary became a part of Charlie Mingus’ Workshop and began practicing regularly with fellow member of the horn section, Eric Dolphy. In 1968, he began an association with McCoy Tyner, which continues to this day. In the ‘70s, he toured in recoded with Miles Davis and fronted his own NTU Troop. He continued to tour and record extensively, and established his own recording label in 1997.
Gary has been the Professor of saxophone at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio for ten years. He continues to tour with his own group and is working on material for a new group which will include his son Akim “Keem” Bartz. He also tours with McCoy Tyner and has been performing with The Roots on special occasions.With over 40 recordings as a leader (as well as over 200 recordings as a guest artist with others), Gary Bartz has taken his rightful place in the pantheon of music greats.
TICKETS: : $30 in advance/$33 at door/$10 full-time students with ID; Seniors: $20 in advance/$ 23 at door
Sunday, June 29, 4 PM ALON NECHUSHTAN & VENTURE BOUND CD RELEASE TOUR Winner of 2012 “best Jazz trio album”— independent music awards Michael O'Brien – bass Franco Pinna – drums + Special Guests
Each new album by Alon Nechushtan offers a fresh glimpse at his diverse and complex musical personality, which seems to be able to encompass a vast, cross-genre richness, which eventually becomes his very own. The most amazing quality of his is that he always sounds as if he already played this or that specific sub-genre for years, whereas in fact a comprehensive knowledge of his output so far reveals that he is probably one of the most chameleonic Jazz musicians around.
The quality of players he selects as his partners, the wonderful technical qualities, the incredible melodic wealth and above all the ability to communicate with his fellow musicians and his public alike are a direct result of this honesty. Nechushtan's music is always an amalgam of influences: first and foremost Jewish music in all forms and shapes, but also the endless varieties of the Jazz Art Form, which together create the new "Jewish Jazz" phenomenon, —Adam Baruch, Kiriat Haim, February 2014
TICKETS:: $10 in advance/$13 at door
CHECK OUT OUR HOT JULY LINEUP!
Wed, July 2, 7:30 PM HESPERUS play The Mark of Zoro Silent Film with Live Musical Score Tina Chancey, renaissance fiddle and viol Nell Snaidas, soprano Grant Herreid, vihuela and baroque guitar John Tyson, recorders and krumhorn Brian Kay, lute
A showing of Douglas Fairbanks' 1920 classic silent film, The Mark of Zorro, with a LIVE score of Spanish renaissance and Colonial music played by HESPERUS.
TICKETS:: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$8 full-time students with ID
Sat, July 5, 8 & 9:30 PM BENITO GONZALEZ SOLO JAZZ PIANO
Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world.
TICKETS:: $15 in advance/$18 the door/$10 students
Fri, July 11, 8 & 9:30 PM Teri Roiger and DEAR ABBEY: The Music of Abbey Lincoln Celebrating the release of her new CD Teri Roiger (voice) John Menegon (bass) Cesar Orozco (piano)
Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of the New York City Jazz Record, chose DEAR ABBEY as one of his favorite vocal releases in the Jazz Journalist Association’s “best of” list for 2012, and it is featured as one of the five best tribute releases of 2012 in NYC Jazz Record’s January 2013 issue.
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper
DISCOUNT PARKING Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.