The Jamboree jazz club welcomes some true giants of jazz this month.
Setting the mood on the 4th is the David Murray Infinity Quartet. Saxophonist and bass clarinetist David Murray is one of the most innovative musicians on the contemporary jazz scene. Initially influenced by free jazz musicians, Murray still uses jazz as a vehicle for musical exploration and freedom.
On the 8th, the Lou Donaldson Quartet take the stage. Still touring at the ripe old age of 87, the legendary alto saxophonist Donaldson retains his hallmark elegance and rhythym. His unique groove has created a school that goes way beyond trends and generations. During the nineties, the acid jazz scene used him as a reference and Donaldson’s career underwent a revival which continues today.
And last, but not least, is the Lee Konitz Quartet on the 15th. Considered one of the main figures in the cool jazz movement, Konitz participated in Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool sessions. He has retained his distinctive style, improvising long, melodic lines with the rhythmic interest coming from odd accents. He’ll be playing with three other outstanding musicians; pianist Dan Tepfer, drummer George Schuller and the double bass player Jeremy Stratton.
Concerts start at 8pm and 10pm