Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: Joe Lovano Classic Quartet at Broadway Theatre
July 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, March 22nd.
Opener: Don Griffith Trio
Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” GRAMMY award-winning saxophone giant, Joe Lovano, has distinguished himself for three decades as a pathfinding force in the arena of creative music. He has earned praise not just for his compelling saxophone tone and improvisational ability, but also for his forward-thinking presentation of new musical ideas and ensemble concepts.
Since 2009, Lovano’s main vehicle for his exploration has been, Us Five, a dynamic young band, which features drummers Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and pianist James Weidman. The band’s most recent release the GRAMMY nominated, Bird Songs, is an exploration of the Charlie Parker songbook. In 2011, the Jazz Journalist’s Association (JJA) named, Bird Songs, Recording of the the Year and named, Us Five, Small Ensemble of the Year. Lovano has also received the JJA’s Musician and Tenor Saxophonist of the Year awards, and DownBeat’s Jazz Artist and Tenor Saxophonist of the Year awards.
Lovano’s Classic Quartet features Lawrence Fields on percussion, Peter Slavov on bass, and Lamy Istrefi on drums.