Jazz Concerts and Shows

Sean Jones Quartet
Thu, Nov 15 ~ Sun, Nov 18

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Four nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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As a child, he sang with the church choir in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. At age 10, he switched from drums to trumpet upon his first exposure to the music of Miles Davis. At 19, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme revealed to him “my past, my present, my future. I knew the course I needed to pursue.” This is trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and educator Sean Jones, who arrives on our stage this week at the helm of the stellar band with which he has worked regularly for over a decade: pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire. A former MVP with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jones also has recorded and/or performed with such major musical figures as Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Dianne Reeves, and Nancy Wilson. In 2011, he joined the elite group of Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter for their celebrated “Tribute To Miles” tour. “When trumpeter Sean Jones is at his best, listeners hear a convergence of virtuosity, musicality and sensitivity…Music–making of considerable intensity but also lyric grace.” (Howard Reich, The Chicago Tribune)