Four of the most respected jazz musicians on the planet come to Town Hall to co-lead a spectacular multi-generational project.
Studying the vibrant history of modern music, not just jazz alone, you’d be hard pressed to find a major name that Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese are not connected to, whether it be on recordings, performances or collaborations.
Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette is capable of playing in any style while maintaining a well-defined voice, keeping him in constant demand as a drummer, bandleader, and sideman for over five decades.
Grammy award winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself as a prescient and path-finding force in the arena of creative music. Lovano’s 23 recordings on the famed Blue Note label is unparalleled and his accolades and acclaim as bandleader and soloist are endless.
The young bassist,vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011—not just in jazz, but in all genres of music. Her receipt of the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist was unprecedented—the first time in history that a jazz musician has won the award— but Spalding continues to make the unprecedented the norm.
The all star frontline is rounded out by the amazing Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese, a long-time collaborative partner of Spalding’s, who has travelled the globe on her Chamber Music Society and Radio Music Society tours.
Listen to The Ethiopian Blues (written by Leo Genovese) perfromed by The Spring Quartet Recorded Live at The Civic Theater in New Orleans on February 6th here
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