Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson Bobby Watson with the Curtis Lundy Trio played at the club 12/21/18 and 12/22/18 A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson has contributed consistently intelligent, sensitive and well-thought out music to the modern-day jazz lexicon for more than three decades. How did you come to play the sax? What’s your story? Well, … Read more

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Gary Smulyan

Gary Smulyan

Gary Smulyan Played at the club 11/09/18 and 11/10/18 Gary Smulyan is a jazz musician who plays baritone saxophone. He leads a trio with bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Kenny Washington. Smulyan has played with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and its previous incarnation, the Mel Lewis Big Band. How did you come to play the … Read more

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Tim Armacost

Tim Armacost

Tim Armacost Tim Armacost, Gary Smulyan, John Patitucci and Al Foster played at the club 11/09/18 and 11/10/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9_Elj6JWE8 After a life of travel and discovery on three continents, Grammy nominated saxophonist Tim Armacost has established himself as one of the most important improvisers on the New York scene today. Tim, how did you come … Read more

George Coleman

George Coleman

George Coleman Played at the club 11/2/18 and 11/3/18​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQNj1cABJgI George Edward Coleman is an American jazz saxophonist known for his work with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock in the 1960s. In 2015, he was named an NEA Jazz Master. How did you come to play the sax? In 1950, I think I first picked … Read more

Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane 10/19/18 & 10/20/18 Salina: How did you come to play the saxophone? Ravi Coltrane: My parents were musicians. Music was all around my house growing up and I always loved art and always loved creative pursuits. I was a big fan of photography when I was very, very young. Also a big fan … Read more

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Donald Harrison Quartet

Donald Harrison Quartet 6/22/18 & 6/23/18 Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison is a New Orleans-born traditionalist, a modern jazz trendsetter, a former member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a nurturer of young talent, a composer and a bandleader. A kind of Crescent City Renaissance man, Harrison has performed with numerous jazz legends, including Dr. John, Digable Planets, … Read more

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Vincent Herring & Friends

Vincent Herring & Friends 4/27/18 & 4/28/18 Saxophonist Vincent Herring’s intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. He has appeared on stage and on recordings with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, The Mingus Big Band (Won a Grammy … Read more

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Ricky Ford Quartet

Ricky Ford Quartet 3/23/18 & 3/24/18 Born on March 4th, 1954, Ricky Ford was trained at the New England Conservatory of Music by Gunther Schuller, Ran Blake, Jaki Byard, George Russell, Joe Allard and Joe Maneri. Mercer Ellington invited him to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra just a few months after the passing of Duke … Read more

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