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New York Winter Jazz Fest: The Will Calhoun Quartet with Donald Harrison at Zinc Bar on January 7, 2012

Will Calhoun

Will Calhoun

The New York Winter Jazz Fest presents The Will Calhoun Quartet with special guest Donald Harrison at Zinc Bar, 82 West Third Street between Thompson and Sullivan in New York on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 9:45pm.

Drummer Will Calhoun has won two GRAMMY awards with the band Living Colour. His latest creation, Native Lands, on Half Note Records, moves into new areas and can be described as “Jazz meets World,” coupled with trance-inducing urban music. This dual disc (CD/DVD) combines Calhoun’s experiences as he marries his far-reaching interests in a genre-bending collection that taps key expressionists from various backgrounds.

Special guest alto saxophonist Donald Harrison exhibits a deep respect for the entire jazz tradition.

Donald Harrison

Donald Harrison

But his style also reflects African, Latin and modern influences, the avant-garde, and his own personal experiences. Harrison has been awarded the Arts Council of New Orleans Community Arts Award for his exceptional contributions to the arts community in New Orleans. Jazziz magazine also named him “Person of the Year” because of his longstanding commitment to arts education, and he was named the “Ambassador of Music” by the Big Easy Music Awards.

Bassist Burniss Earl Travis honed his skills with a local orchestra before entering the Houston jazz scene, and his career quickly took off from there. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, the 23-year-old Travis is busily exploring new musical territory.

Hailed by DownBeat magazine as one of the most “multidimensional keyboard players on the scene today” whose music reveals those multiple dimensions in sensual living color, Marc Cary’s continual search for his musical identity has brought him to all four corners of the earth, quenching his thirst to bring forth indigenous music in all its primal forms.

9:45 PM
Zinc Bar New York
82 West Third Street
Between Thompson and Sullivan
Greenwich Village

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