Heading into fall– and the jazz keeps flowing!

Friday, September 30

Peter Erskine Quartet

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Taos Center for the Arts

7:30 PM

$30 /  $25/Members of TCA and Taos Jazz Bebop Society

George Garzone- Tenor Saxophone
Alan Pasqua- Piano; Daerk Oles- Bass

“... the epitome of live improvisational jazz, played with both freedom of expression and pure joy.” –Jim Worsley, ALL ABOUT JAZZ 

 

One of the most accomplished and respected drummers in modern jazz, Peter Erskine joined the legendary jazz fusion group Weather Report in 1978. He then joined Steps Ahead with Michael Brecker. Over his remarkably varied career he has worked with Chick Corea, Eliane Elias, Diana Krall, George Cables, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Don Grolnick, Joni Mitchell, Eddie Daniels, and many many others.

 

Saxophonist George Garzone is recognized as one of jazz’s great tenor players. According to Michael Brecker, “I’m not the master of the saxophone– George Garzone is”. In addition to his performance career, he has mentored and taught saxophone stars Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, and many others.

 

In addition to acoustic jazz piano, Alan Pasqua demonstrated his keyboard mastery in the mid-70s, working with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth in the New Tony Williams Lifetime. He has recorded with Erskine on many releases. 

Darek Oles, originally from Poland, has become one of the most sought-after bassists on the West Coast, working with Charles Lloyd, Bennie Maupin, Brad Mehldau and a host of others.

November 9–12

Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Fest!

Grace Kelly
George Cables Trio
Lorca Hart Trio + Nicholas Bearde

PLUS–
Free Opening Night 
Tribute to 'Trane & Elvin

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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November 9– FREE Opening Night!

Taos Country Club

7:30 PM

Tribute to 'Trane & Elvin

Kanoa Kaluhiwa- tenor sax, John Funkhouser- piano,
Terry Burns- Bass, Pete Amahl- drums

November 11

Harwood Museum of Art

7:30 PM

Lorca Hart Trio with Nicolas Bearde

Josh Nelson- piano, Mike Glynn- bass

$30 /  $24/Members of TCA and Taos Jazz Bebop Society

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November 12

Taos Center for the Arts

7:30 PM

Grace Kelly

Premiering Her New Album!

$30 /  $25/Members of TCA and Taos Jazz Bebop Society

November 10

Taos Center for the Arts

7:30 PM

George Cables Trio

Essiet Essiet- bass, Victor Lewis- drums

$30 /  $25/Members of TCA and Taos Jazz Bebop Society

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The Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival is presented in partnership with the Taos Center for the Arts and Harwood Museum, with support from the Richard B. Siegel Foundation, the Kind World Foundation, and Taos Community Foundation.