Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón

Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón

$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… wonderful individual solos and collective groove.” – All About Jazz.com Jeff Ballard’s expressive and dynamic drumming always enhances the music. From his earliest gigs with pianist Smith Dobson and music legend Ray Charles, to his long association with Chick Corea, and the co-op trio Fly (with Larry Grenadier and Mark Turner), Ballards’s percussive abilities have been very much in-demand among the jazz elite. Now, he leads his own trio, featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and saxophonist Miguel Zenón, with an eccentric, eclectic repertoire: Gershwin, Monk, Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Middle Eastern melodies, even a tune by rock band Queens of the Stone Age, all imaginatively re-worked. Their debut recording Time’s Tales received 4 ½ stars in the latest DownBeat....
Miguel Zenón’s Rhythm Collective

Miguel Zenón’s Rhythm Collective

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 PM Miguel Zenón’s Rhythm Collective $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…profoundly expressive…” – Chicago Tribune Bridging the musical worlds between his native Puerto Rico and the New York jazz scene has become a main staple of alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón. The Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow now presents Rhythm Collective, a brilliant cast of Puerto Rican musicians playing original pieces and Zenón’s arrangements of songs from the Caribbean lexicon. Founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective (and current Resident Artistic Director), Zenón newest album, Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico, is inspired by West Africa and an ingenious interpretation of the folkloric and popular music of Puerto Rico. Miguel Zenón – Alto Saxophone Aldemar Valentin – Electric Bass Reinaldo De Jesus – Percussion Joel Mateo – Drums...