Tuesday, March 14 2017

The Wayne Escoffery Trio

Tuesday, March 14
10PM One Set Only Followed By the Evolution Jam Session
The great Wayne Escoffery leads his trio featuring the lyrical baseman, Yasishi Nakamura and the stellar drummer Mark Whitfield Jr.


It is impressive when an artist can effectively replicate a work that was conceived in a recording studio in a live environment. Normally, this feat borders on impossible, as conditions must be just right, as do the collaborators and the material.


Saxophonist/composer Wayne Escoffery was able to walk these fine lines for his new recording Live at Firehouse 12, a stunning collection of music written and arranged for his unique quintet featuring two keyboardists. Escoffery was fortunate to find perfect conditions for the recording at the highly regarded jazz club Firehouse 12 in New Haven, Connecticut, where the saxophonist spent his teenage years and learned to love jazz.


Escoffery has been an important figure in the New York City jazz community since his arrival from the Hartford based Hartt School, where he studied with Jackie McLean, and the Thelonious Monk Institute at the New England Conservatory. Since then, the saxophonist has performed with groups as diverse as the Mingus Big Band, Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet and Tom Harrell’s Quintet.


The Evolution Jam Session presented by Revive Music

The Evolution Jam Session at Zinc Bar
Tuesday, March 14
11pm until late night

Innovation. Exploration. Competition. Revolution. The Evolution Jam Session.
The jam session is the lowest common denominator for any group of artists. One, maybe two words are exchanged. A melody line is plucked out on a piano. Musicians and artists of all kinds clamor to get on stage with their idols and peers. And now, in the style made prominent in the clubs of Harlem with the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie, the culture will live on at Zinc Bar every Tuesday at 11:30PM. Come out and experience the mentorship, competition, collaboration, and best of all: the never before heard unique musical enterprises that come of improvisation and innovation. From the most famous musicians, singers, tap dancers to the emerging generation of artists, we invite you to come and experience one of the most essential tools in furthering this generation of music and artistry.


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