In the vibrant landscape of modern music, these four performers are powerful
ambassadors of not only jazz alone, but of intersecting and evolving forms
that reverberate across musical languages. They come together for a very
special quartet configuration that showcases their shared artistic depth and
individual breadth of influence.
One of the most respected drummers in the
world, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette
is capable of playing in any style while maintaining a well-defined voice,
keeping him in constant demand as a player, bandleader, and sideman for over five decades.
award winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself as a prescient and path-finding
force in the arena of creative music.
Young bassist/vocalist/composer Esperanza Spalding received the
2011 Grammy for Best New Artist – becoming a trailblazer as the first jazz musician in history to win that
The all-star frontline is rounded out by the amazing Argentine pianist Leo Genovese
Please join us for a special pre-show performance sponsored by Student Committee for the Arts with Grant Milliken Quartet and Prince Ali on the Royce Hall Terrace at 6:30pm.
Supported in part by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance.