Jazz Concerts and Shows

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet
Tue, Dec 12 ~ Sun, Dec 17

Six night engagement at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone
Leo Genovese – piano
Peter Slavov – bass
Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

The Jazz Standard is proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist’s latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Leo Genovese, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985’s Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he’s worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded 17 albums from 1982–2006. “Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent.” (Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times) “The tenor titan for our times!” (AllMusic)