Jazz Concerts and Shows

George Coleman Quintet
Thu, Jan 17 ~ Sun, Jan 20

Four nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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George Coleman – tenor saxophone
Harold Mabern – piano
Yotam Silberstein – guitar
Gerald Cannon – bass
George Coleman Jr. – drums

After a rigorous apprenticeship in his native Memphis (including a stint with B.B. King), George Coleman rose to jazz stardom for his searching, soulful horn work with the Miles Davis Quintet of 1963–64 and his memorable performances on the classic Miles albums Seven Steps to Heaven(1963), My Funny Valentine (1964) and Four & More (1966). He went on to perform and record with Max Roach, Booker Little, Slide Hampton, and Cedar Walton, and in 2015 was named a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts. As a leader, the saxophonist has released such bracing discs as Amsterdam After Dark (Timeless, 1979), My Horns of Plenty (Dreyfus, 1991), and from 2016, A Master Speaks (Smoke Sessions). “If you’re playing jazz and you got an audience, play something they can enjoy,” George Coleman told the Memphis Commercial Appealin 2016. “Jazz is a mixture of everything. You can get to all the areas of the music if you explore them along with your audience.”