|Event Date||Event Name|
|01/12/2018 - 01/13/18||Jazz at Lincoln Center Group|
|Start Time: 7:30 pm|
|End Time: 11:30 pm|
Jazz St. Louis is proud to partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center to bring together a group of musicians that will spend their week in St. Louis conducting clinics, and master classes while capping it off with four public performances on the Ferring Jazz Bistro Stage. The musicians that make up the Jazz at Lincoln Center residency group are James Burton Jr., Tatum Greenblatt, Jerome Jennings, and Ben Wolfe.
James Burton, Jr.
New York-based trombonist James Burton III is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most sought-after performers/educators in the jazz community. Mentored by jazz luminaries Jackie McLean and Curtis Fuller, James Burton III has lent his sound to Grammy Award-winning albums and Tony Award-winning Broadway productions. He has performed and/or recorded alongside many great jazz artists. His credits also include television appearances with pop artists Rihanna, Usher, and Lady Gaga. An avid educator, Burton is currently professor of jazz theory at the Juilliard School as well as conductor of the renowned Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.
Known to most for his work with Richard Bona and The Mingus Big Band,Tatum Greenblatt has established himself as one of the most versatile and in-demand trumpet players on the New York City scene. Named by Wynton Marsalisas one of his favorite up-and-coming young trumpeters, Greenblatt has performed with Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, as well as many others. Having earned his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School, Tatum has spent more than five years touring worldwide with The Richard Bona Group and Mingus Bands, performing in more than 50 countries on 6 continents, and can be heard frequently around New York City.
Jerome Jennings hails from Cleveland, Ohio where he began to play drums at the age of ten. Playing the drums was key to his formation as a young person teaching him discipline and eventually bringing him to the east coast where he studied music performance as an undergraduate at Rutgers-New Brunswick. He also earned a masters degree from the prestigious Juilliard School in Manhattan, where he became the first jazz studies recipient of the Morse Fellowship, a program that brings the performing arts to New York City school children.
Bassist-composer Ben Wolfe has recently released his new CD, “No Strangers Here” on MAXJAZZ. As Wynton Marsalis said, “Ben Wolfe swings with authority.” And as can be heard from Ben’s original compositions on this, his fifth and newest CD, Ben also innovates and “scores” with authority. Downbeat Magazine says, “He hews to the esthetic of group interplay and the rhythms of bebop, and displays a well-honed sense of sonic narrative.”
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|Location: Ferring Jazz Bistro 3536 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103|
|Submitted by: Jon Huff|