Jazz in GTown is hosting a Launch Party for T.K.Blue’s eleventh CD, Amour, at Clermont Vineyards & Winery. Joining him will be Essiet Okon Essiet on bass and Zaccai Curtis on piano, both of whom perform on Amour , and George Coleman, Jr. on drums.
“Amour” is my humble recognition and remembrance of a wonderful epoch in my life. Residing in Paris for close to a decade afforded many opportunities to grow and travel across the globe. . . I pray my musical offerings will reflect bonds of optimism and build bridges of mutual exchange, for we are ONE and LOVE is all!
T.K. is a musician of the highest caliber who has played with everyone and played everywhere, and if you missed him at his sell-out performance with Jazz in GTown back in September 2015, you should make sure to see him this spring.
Essiet Okon Essiet started out playing the violin as a youngster and switched over to the bass when he was fourteen. He traveled the world with his family -- his father worked for both the Nigerian and American government -- and has incorporated the many cultures he was exposed to during these travels into his playing. He has played with Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Cedar Walton, Abdullah Ibrahim, Danilo Perez, and, and, and. . . He has a full schedule playing in NYC.
Pianist Zacchai Curtis graduated from New England Conservatory in 2005. He composes and arranges for piano and groups of various sizes and received a commission to arrange Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol” to be performed by his 7 piece latin jazz ensemble ‘insight’ with the Hartford Symphony Chamber Orchestra. He and his brother Luques, who plays the bass, lead the Curtis Brothers Quartet and have several albums to their name. Zacchai recently returned from a concert with Donald Harrison in Thailand.
Billy Higgins called George Coleman “one of the most talented and creative young drummers on the New York scene.” The son of tenor saxophonist George Coleman and organist Gloria Coleman, George Jr. received his first drum set from Max Roach . . . He worked for years as a chemical engineer by day and a drummer by night . . . before deciding in 2007 to devote himself full time to music.
We look forward to seeing you at the Winery
for another incredible performance.
Please bring your ticket receipt as proof of purchase.
The bar will be open before and after the concert.
Tickets include one complimentary glass of wine -- $25
Sponsor Tickets include one complimentary glass of wine
and priority seating-- $50
Bard student discount with I.D. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
This event is made possible (in part) with public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program at Greene County Council on the Arts