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Art of Jazz l Gary Smulyan “Tadd’s All, Folks” ft. Anais Reno

Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35 – $40

Experience a fresh and captivating approach to the timeless music of the legendary jazz composer, Tadd Dameron with this extraordinary quintet! Delve into a world where Dameron’s compositions are brought to life through mesmerizing vocal performances—an often overlooked facet of his brilliant legacy. While Tadd himself was not widely recognized as a lyricist, this collection showcases a captivating mix of lyrics by Irving Reid, Bernie Hanighen, and Jack Reynolds that beautifully capture the essence of Dameron’s modern musical language.

Enveloped by the skillful artistry of a core combo, featuring the formidable baritone sax solos of multiple award-winner Gary Smulyan, the exquisite piano stylings of Pete Malinverni, the solid bass foundation of David Wong, and the dynamic drumming of Matt Wilson, these vocal renditions truly shine and are only specially presented through this quintet. Anais Reno takes the spotlight, effortlessly delivering the emotional depth and nuance of each song.

Immerse yourself in the lush melodies of “Sweet Life,” the heartfelt confession of “Never Been In Love,” the enchanting allure of “Whatever Possessed Me,” and the irresistible groove of “Weekend.” Discover the irresistible charm of “Lovely One In The Window” and bask in the joyous spirit of “You’re A Joy.” Each song arranged in this heartfelt project is a testament to the enduring power of Dameron’s music, the remarkable versatility of his compositions, and the artistry of Gary Smulyan’s quintet.


Don’t miss this exceptional presentation of Tadd Dameron’s repertoire, where the worlds of jazz and vocals intertwine to create a one-of-a-kind captivating musical experience. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting sounds of this extraordinary ensemble, as they breathe new life into Dameron’s cherished compositions.


Friday, November 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35 – $40
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