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On sale NOW! The 8th Annual Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival

November 9–12

2022 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Fest!

Grace Kelly
George Cables Trio

Lorca Hart Trio
with Nicholas Bearde

PLUS–
Free Opening Night 
Tribute to 'Trane & Elvin

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George Cables

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Grace Kelly

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

NOTE: Due to the recent rise in local Covid cases,
masks will be required at all concerts. Thanks for understanding!

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Kanoa Kaluhiwa

November 9– FREE Opening Night!

Taos Country Club

7:00 PM– SOLD OUT

Tribute to 'Trane & Elvin

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

All reserved seats are sold out.
Arrive early for Standing Room Only. 

Doors at 6:30

November 10

Taos Center for the Arts

7:30 PM

George Cables Trio

Essiet Essiet- bass, Jerome Jennings- drums

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

November 11

Harwood Museum of Art

7:30 PM

Lorca Hart Trio with vocalist
Nicolas Bearde

Josh Nelson- piano, Mike Glynn- bass, Lorca Hart- drums

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

November 12

Taos Center for the Arts

7:30 PM

Grace Kelly

Premiering her new album!

Josh Nelson- piano; Cooper Appelt- bass, Jake Reed- drums

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

Singer-Songwriter and Saxophone Star Grace Kelly has grown up in front of our eyes. She has performed in the Festival every year since the first one in 2015– and every year has brought exciting change. This time she will be premiering new music from her upcoming album “All That I Need”. We'll hear full-throated jazz, rousing pop-jams, a sprinkling of Latin, and some smooth ballads– along with familiar favorites.

     Grace Kelly has worked and recorded with jazz legends… from Phil Woods and Lee Konitz to Terri Lyne Carrington, Marcus Miller and Jon Batiste. Grace was a regular guest artist in Batiste’s “house band” for the Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert. Her main instrument has always been alto sax, but in recent years she has added soprano and baritone sax to the mix, notably with her on-going project with Leo P. of 2 Many Zoos.

     Grace's connection with Frank Morgan began when she met him as a young saxophone prodigy. Dazzled by her talent and jazz sophistication, Frank began mentoring her. "I've waited my whole life to meet her", he said. Over the next several years, though his health was declining, he continued to guide her, and she often visited him in Taos. After his death, she returned again to play the first Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival. She has returned every year since. 

     “Charismatic and immensely talented… all the chops in the world.”– DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

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Nicolas Bearde

Lorca Hart

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Pianist George Cables has performed and recorded with many of the most famous names in jazz, including Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, David “Fathead “Newman, Woody Shaw and Charlie Rouse. Cables had a particular bond with Frank Morgan that spanned sixteen years– and produced five recordings. Deft and delightful piano… Cables plays with the vigor and dexterity of a much younger musician”– Jeff Bowers, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Drummer Lorca Hart is a Taos native with a vibrant musical career in California's Bay Area. He has performed in a vast array of musical settings, working with many of the West Coast’s (and beyond) finest artists including Bobby Hutcherson, Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Julian Lage, Hugh Masekela, Kenny Washington and vocalist, Nicolas Bearde"Where jazz intersects soul, there are few more satisfying stylists than Nicolas Bearde, a richly impressive amalgam of Bill Withers and Billy Eckstine.”– Christopher Loudon, JAZZ TIMES

Kanoa Kaluhiwa, John Funkhouser, Terry Burns and Pete Amahl are four of New Mexico's finest jazz players. We can't wait to hear their "Tribute to 'Trane & Elvin"!

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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, Kind World Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, The Historic Taos Inn, CID'S Food Market, Gutiz and Bent Street Grille.

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