Jazz Legend Joe Lovano to Premier Trio Tapestry as Part of Art of Jazz Series

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the premier concert by jazz saxophone legend Joe Lovano with his new ensemble Trio Tapestry, featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on January 27, at 3 pm in the Auditorium.  Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Three for the Road,” at 2 pm, highlighting some of the unique trios in jazz history. Tickets are $29 and $24 for Albright-Knox Members and can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk or online at albrightknox.org/artofjazz. Early ticket purchases are highly recommended as Art of Jazz concerts frequently sell out well in advance of the concert date.

Saxophonist Joe Lovano needs no introduction to jazz listeners: he is “the tenor titan for our times” (Allmusic), “a full-edged jazz giant” (Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records). After decades of touring and recording with the major musicians of the late twentieth century, nearly thirty albums for Blue Note Records, thirteen Grammy Award nominations, and a bevy of jazz awards, Trio Tapestry, Lovano’s forthcoming album debut (to be released January 25) as a leader for ECM Records, is described by Lovano as featuring “the expressive beauty of Marilyn Crispell on piano, and one of my lifelong inspirations, Carmen Castaldi on drums . . . opening the door for some of the most intimate, personal music I’ve recorded so far.” 

The Albright-Knox audience will be the first in the world to hear Trio Tapestry performed live. Series producer Bruce Eaton enthuses, “It’s very exciting for us to be able present an artist of Joe Lovano’s stature premiering a new project with his extraordinary ensemble. Lovano is continually at the forefront of the jazz world and the Albright-Knox audience will be hearing up-to-the-moment modern jazz at its highest level.”           

Learn more at joelovano.com.

See JazzBuffalo pre-release preview of Trio Tapestry.

Now entering its nineteenth season as the most successful music series of its kind in Western New York history, the Art of Jazz has established the Albright-Knox Auditorium as one of the premier venues to experience live jazz in North America.  This landmark season continues the series tradition presenting some of the brightest international jazz stars—from Grammy Award and poll-winners to the next generation of jazz legends. The 2018–19 series will continue with Carla Bley “Trios” (March 17, 2019), and the Edmar Castaneda Trio (April 27, 2019).


Individual concert tickets are $29 and $24 for AK Members and can be purchased at the museum or on the Albright-Knox website at albrightknox.org/artofjazz.

AK Café serves lunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm and will serve dinner before the Edmar Castaneda Trio concert on Saturday, April 27. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223 or reserve online using OpenTable.

Art of Jazz is produced by Bruce Eaton in association with Tony Zambito and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It is supported by Hunt Real Estate.

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