“The primary reason that Wolff’s…concept works so well is that he’s found a stellar cast of creative allies. The music feels lived in, like it’s part of an ongoing conversation between widely read raconteurs… each tune is rife with idiosyncratic details that make it a welcome revelation.” – Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News
Patrick Wolff’s quartet is joined on this date by New York-based tenor player Grant Stewart, an international favorite of critics and musicians, admired for his powerful tone and deep swing, and respected for his dedication to the art and language of jazz. In a rare series of Bay Area shows, Stewart joins the quartet in presenting the sounds of the classic two-tenor groups through compositions by Charles Mingus, Al Cohn, Freddie Redd, and Duke Ellington. Â Read more on Grant at allaboutjazz.com
Wolff is a mainstay on the San Francisco jazz scene, known for his work with the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra and Diana Gameros, and praised for his original music and explorations of overlooked jazz repertoire. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some real Bebop – alive, well, and swinging right down the street!
“Grant Stewart is regarded as one of the most influential tenor sax players of the contemporary jazz scene”- allaboutjazz.com
“Grant is one of the most innovative young musicians still carrying on the tradition of jazz” – Lou Donaldson
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site