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New York Standards Quartet

April 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

$28 – $46

New York Standards Quartet (NYSQ) concept Is a straightforward one: Take jazz standards and play them inventively in own way. When they formed more than a decade ago, pianist David Berkman said the members realized, After playing a lot of original music, they thought it would be fun and liberating to play music based standard jazz tunes that they had grown up playing, citing two examples: Confirmation and All the Things You Are, The New York Standards Quartet is comprised of four well-schooled musicians: Saxophonist/Flutist Tim Armacost, pianist Berkman, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Gene Jackson, each one owning a thriving solo career. This is the groups second Jazz Series appearance, although individual members have appeared in other musical contexts. Now without a sense of humor, the title of the groups forthcoming album: Heaven Steps To Seven, an obviously play on Miles Davis Seven Steps To Heaven.