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The Appel Room

Sherman Irby’s Journey Through Swing

 
 
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Sherman Irby debuts an ensemble made up of the “swinging-est” musicians on the East Coast to explore the migration, development, and evolution of jazz through the lens of swing. Irby first performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in 1995, making his mark with Roy Hargrove and Elvin Jones along the way. In this performance highlighting important and differing regions of jazz, Irby will cover Chicago (Gene Ammons and Johnny Griffin), Kansas City (Count Basie and Charlie Parker), West Coast cool jazz (Chet Baker and Dave Brubeck), New Orleans (Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton), New York City (Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and Freddie Hubbard), and more. When speaking of these imperative locales of jazz, Irby correlates, “Just as English has many different dialects, jazz has its own various styles relating to its home regions.”

Free pre-concert discussions at 6pm (2/20) and 8:30pm (2/21).

Related Websites:
http://www.shermanirby.com/

video

Sherman Irby, Vincent Gardner Quintet - Live at Smalls 2013