Jazz Concerts and Shows

Houston Person Quartet
Thu, Apr 26 ~ Sun, Apr 29

Houston person
Weekend engagement at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

Nate Smith – drums
Jaleel Shaw – saxophones
Fima Ephron – bass
Brad Williams – guitar
Amma Whatt – voice

A valued sideman with bassist Dave Holland’s GRAMMY Award–winning Quintet and Big Band, Nate Smith joined saxophonist Chris Potter’s group in 2004 and to date has recorded three albums with the ensemble. Fans may also recognize him as the drummer in the Oscar award-winning film Birdman. In 2012, the drummer was recruited by singer/songwriter Joe Jackson for a 35–city US/European tour; Smith also has worked with Ravi Coltrane, Jose James, Nicholas Payton, and Regina Carter, just to name a few. Writing in The New York Times, Giovanni Russonello said of Nate Smith’s CD Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere: “The music has a narrative pull to it, as the album is interspersed with snatches of oral history, including interviews with Mr. Smith’s mother and father. And his drumming is a marvel unto itself. Humid and broad of palette, it has the rare ability to dial up the complexity and the sensitivity at the same time.”


Aaron Diehl Trio

Milt Hinton Jazz Perspective series at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC