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Smoke Screens: Livestream Concert Series from Smoke Jazz Club
Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10
SMOKE SCREENS PRESENTS: THE VINCENT HERRING QUARTET FEATURING CYRUS CHESTNUT (RE-STREAM)
FRIDAY MAY 28 – SATURDAY MAY 29 / RESTREAMED / 8PM EST
Vincent Herring (alto saxophone)
Cyrus Chestnut (piano)
Dezron Douglas (bass)
Johnathan Blake (drums)
Re-streamed by popular demand and celebrating Vincent Herring’s recent release “Preaching to the Choir”, available now from Smoke Sessions Records!
“Herring fuses instrumental mastery with equal and unified parts of jazz’s holy trinity of heart, mind and soul.”
Vincent Herring, an important heir to the alto lineage of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, and Cannonball Adderley, leads an exciting quartet featuring piano luminary Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Johnathan Blake whom JazzTimes calls “the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” Herring has long been regarded as one of the foremost alto saxophonists of the modern era having performed with a veritable who’s who of jazz including Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Jack DeJohnette and so many more. The New York City Jazz Record states, “Herring has firmly established himself as one of his generation’s masters.” Time magazine adds, “What makes (Cyrus) Chestnut the best pianist of his generation is a willingness to abandon notes and play space…”