CANCELED: Live from Alphabet City: Off Minor's The Concord Jazz Quartet Celebrates The Modern Jazz QuartetSunday, November 22, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THIS EVENT IS CANCELED
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 90 minutes)*Please note the 6:00 PM start time*
Join us for an evening of jazz broadcasted live from the Alphabet City stage as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series. This quartet ensemble will showcase their musical tribute to The Modern Jazz Quartet. Sans a live audience, you can still give the band your energy by clicking the free registration button!
The Modern Jazz Quartet was founded in 1952 when pianist John Lewis, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Kenny Clarke and vibraphonist Milt Jackson came together to explore the possibilities of merging European classical music with American Jazz. Under Lewis’ direction, they used fugal counterpoint along with the Blues and BeBop and found themselves at the forefront of a new musical expression – Third Stream. In addition, this group introduced Jazz to the symphonic concert audience and helped to pave the way for Jazz to be accepted and respected in the concert hall.
The Concord Jazz Quartet is made up of musicians from Pittsburgh’s Jazz scene as well as from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The Off-Minor Jazz series are thematic concerts performed at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. The series highlights the music of legendary jazz composers and players, and represents a style rarely played in commercial venues. Curated by drummer Thomas Wendt, the series features specialized musicians for each concert.
Andy Reamer – vibraphone
Eric Susoeff – guitar
Jeff Grubbs – bass
Thomas Wendt – drums