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Smoke Screens: Livestream Concert Series from Smoke Jazz Club
Friday, January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 27, 2021
One event on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Smoke Screens is the new streaming concert series safely produced live at Smoke Jazz Club. Featuring six HD cameras, audiophile sound, and a stellar program of world-renowned jazz artists, Smoke Screens delivers an unsurpassed listening and viewing experience to jazz lovers around the world. Currently, the two-weekend sets are streamed live at 8 pm (20:00) in New York and are available for purchase and streaming for 24 hours after each performance for listening and viewing opportunities in any time zone. Stream the set at your convenience. While these performances might not replace a night at a jazz club, they offer an essential new way to experience great music!
SMOKE SCREENS PRESENTS:THE WAYNE ESCOFFERY QUARTET
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27 / LIVE STREAMED / 8PM EST
Wayne Escoffery (tenor saxophone)
Peter Bernstein (guitar)
Ugonna Okegwo (bass)
Johnathan Blake (drums)
“Every time he plays, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery brings a sense memory that includes early days in the church choir in New Haven, Connecticut; the wisdom and watchful eye of the legendary Jackie McLean; time spent with The Mingus Big Band, Ron Carter and Tom Harrell.”
– Gary Walker, WBGO.org
Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads an exquisite quartet—with guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Johnathan Blake–to help celebrate his birthday belatedly (It’s February 25th.) Escoffery was a protégé of the great Jackie McLean and he faithfully channels his former mentor’s powerful approach. All About Jazz says, “Not since the works of bassist Charles Mingus and saxophonist John Coltrane has there been music so charged with emotion and so engulfed in spirituality” with Stereogum adding “the leader’s playing has thoughtfulness and muscle in equal measure.” In recent years, he’s released a series of acclaimed recordings including last year’s The Humble Warrior.