LENNY WHITE with Bill Banfield Jazz Urbane as opening act
New CD "Anomaly"
With Anomaly, the pioneering jazz-rock drummer returns to his roots, blending powerhouse backbeats and improvisational abandon in a bold, unapologetically aggressive manner that characterized the early 70s fusion movement. Lenny White Drum Solo
At 24 years old, David Neves is one of the most active and exciting trumpet players in Boston’s jazz scene. During his time at the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Neves has studied and performed with some of the most sought-after musicians in jazz, including Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, and Ralph Alessi.
David has performed throughout the United States as well as internationally, and in 2010 traveled to Sydney, Australia, where he was the winner of the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Solo Competition.
“Audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio crunches and at times pulverizes swing to let improvisational freedom shine...Dynamics play a huge roll in the act's music, as does humor, an element sorely lacking in most of contemporary jazz. But beauty is also key... jazz purists tremble while the vanguard flocks.” - Billboard
“...high art, not pop gimmickry...The Bad Plus embrace sonic adventure without selfish avant-gardism...seething with funky new-millennium rhythms and succulent harmonic flights.” - Entertainment Weekly
An award-winning classical pianist before jazz intervened “in the form of a Tommy Flanagan solo”, pianist/composer Helen Sung went on to graduate from the prestigious Thelonious Monk institute of Jazz Performance and win the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition.
Featuring: Christian Li - Piano Edward Perez - Bass Lee Fish - Drums
Based in the U.S. for five years brazilian guitarist and composer Ricardo Grilli is quickly gaining space in the country's exclusive Jazz scene. During this time he has played with Chris Potter, Jason Palmer, Mark Turner, Hector Martignon and Dave Liebman among others and venues such as The Blue Note, The Side Door, The Bar Next Door and Rockwood Music Hall.