Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas
Photo Credit Steve Stoltzfus
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Here’s just one of the reasons the 2016/2017 season is one of our very best – ever – and that’s saying a lot. Three years ago saxophonist Tim Warfield, who makes his first Jazz Series appearance as a leader, put together a sterling ensemble and delivered a highly acclaimed, self-produced CD with his group’s namesake title.
Now, with scant few changes in personnel – and the appropriate words “All-Star” inserted into the band name – Warfield & Co. arrive to help celebrate the holiday season. Joining the saxophonist are six other accomplished musicians – each who have made previous Jazz Series appearances, most on multiple occasions and most as leaders.
Among the dignitaries, one of our – and everyone’s – favorites, trumpeter Terell Stafford, who in a role reversal will support friend and colleague Warfield. Then there’s forward-thinking vibraphonist Stefon Harris, soulful pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Rodney Whitaker who, likewise, often supports Stafford; and drummer Clarence Penn, who’s first in a number of subsequent Jazz Series appearances dates to 1995, and the organization’s inaugural concert – Slide Hampton’s “Big Band Bird” project. Rounding out the ensemble is vocalist Joanna Pascale, who makes a reprise visit from last season when she appeared with Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band as part of the “Musical Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton.”
On this day, it’s going to be cozy in Murry’s – but it’s going to be somethin’ special, too!
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016
"Sundays @ Murry's"
Show 1 | Doors: 2:30 | Start: 3:30
Show 2 | Doors: 6 | Start: 7
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Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas
Tim Warfield: Saxophone
Terell Stafford: Trumpet
Stefon Harris: Vibraphone
Joanna Pascale: Vocals
Cyrus Chestnut: Piano
Eric Wheeler: Bass
Clarence Penn: Drums
“He is perhaps the most powerful tenor saxophonist of his generation.”
- Peter Watrous, New York Times
“...an earthy, smoky tone and postbop learning in excellent proportions.....his own saxophone sound is so commanding — even at low volume, in ballad subtleties — that he deserves hearing on his own.”
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times