Sunday, April 16
harwood- 2:30 pm matinee
Poetry & Jazz
Jasmin Williams + John Rangel Trio
John Rangel, piano; Jasmin Williams, spoken word & vocals; Michael Burt, bass; Malachi Roberts, drums
startling surprises pop up when poetry and jazz come together. Words gain color and rhythm. Notes take on pictorial presence. There's a kind of magic unfolding, especially when these two daredevils get together. And in the true spirit of jazz, they have committed to never doing the same thing twice!
A classically-trained pianist and composer, John Rangel is a true master of the art of improvisation. His early influences range from J.S. Bach and Stravinsky to Ray Charles, Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson. In the early 90’s, he worked with poets, artists, and musicians in Leimert Park of Los Angeles, known as the "African American Greenwich Village". That community became a major influence on his spiritual intention and musical direction. John Rangel's versatility is proven by his work with artists as varied as Nat Adderly, Marcus Printup, Billy Higgins, Sam Rivers, Ravi Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Shew, Tierny Sutton… and the full gamut of leading New Mexico jazz players. He is a treat for the ears and the mind.
Jasmin Williams– vocalist, songwriter and performer of the spoken word– is an exciting new voice on the Santa Fe music scene. With a unique mixture of jazz, funk, soul and hip hop, her performances pull her audience into an energized and intimate space. She began her jazz journey in Philadelphia, toured Europe and Japan, and recently arrived in Santa Fe from Harlem to call The City Different "Home." Williams has performed with Mercer Ellington in Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert and numerous jazz festivals, including the Afro-American Museum’s “Jazz ‘Till Sunrise", Jambalaya Jam Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Japan, and at Antieau Gallery New Orleans for the 50th Jazz & Heritage Festival. She GROOVES with Rangel. Don't miss this!
Sunday, MAY 14
TCA- 7:30 pm
Doug Lawrence + Jerry Weldon
Dan Trudell- Hammond B3 Organ, Andrew Griffith- drums
$25 / $20 ON SALE SOON
"Doug Lawrence and Jerry Weldon are two of the swingingest tenor players living today. That's why I chose them for my band. They're Legendary!”– Joey DeFrancesco
Veteran multi Grammy-winning tenor saxophonists Doug Lawrence (featured soloist with The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra for 25+ years) and Jerry Weldon (featured soloist with Harry Connick for 25+ years) are among the last of the big-toned swinging tenor players still carrying on the tradition of the legendary two-tenor acts– think of Sonny Stitt/Gene Ammons, Lockjaw Davis/Arnett Cobb, Dexter Gordon/Johnny Griffin, Frank Wess/Frank Foster, Fathead Newman/James Clay and Zoot Sims/AI Cohn. Individually, both Doug and Jerry are known
throughout the world for their explosive, hard-swinging and soulful soloing. Together, they're outrageous! Originally brought together by the late iconic jazz organist, Joey DeFrancesco, for his group Joey D's Tenor Madness Band, Jerry and Doug are honored and proud to continue the dream of their beloved friend by appearing with top jazz organists, drummers and rhythm sections from around the world. Don't miss the chance to hear these two great tenor saxophonists perform as the BOSS TENORS. You won't forget this one!