The reigning tenor player of our place and time, Noel Jewkes has been respected and adulated for his lovely work on the horn for decades. He knows his way around any number of other instruments as well, and pens instantly classic tunes with alacrity. He was just a kid out in Utah when he started playing the resorts with his family’s band… then he came out to psychedelicize in jazz with the hippie rock crowd; the only male member of the Ace of Cups, among other pursuits. For decades since, he’s been known as Dr. Legato for his beautiful work on the tenor sax. Now, he can be considered an elder statesman of the art.
This evening, Noel brings a reliable cohort of masterful players — Grant Levin, piano; Chris Amberger, bass; and Mark Lee, drums (pictured at left with the great tenor player Howard Wiley). We could sing each of their praises for paragraphs, but we’ll just leave it to you to come hear what they do on the bandstand individually, collectively and in support of the wonderful Mr. Jewkes.
We’ll just say that from long experience on the bandstand with Noel through the years, each of these musicians, individually and collectively, bring effortless insight into Noel’s ways and wiles.
You’re in for a solid and delightful evening of music.
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