"Colors of a Dream"
with Jaleel Shaw, Jonathan Blake, Ugonna Okegwo, and Wayne Escoffery
Tue, Aug 19 -
Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
All purchases are non-refundable.
This is a pre-sale show, it is a reserved seating event, you may either purchase On-line or by Phone.
For those choosing not to pre-purchase, seats may be available night of show, however can't be guaranteed.
Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for pre-sale shows.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Tom Harrell Colors of A Dream with special guests Jaleel Shaw (sax), Jonathan Blake (drums), Ugonna Okegwo (bass) and Wayne Escoffery (sax).
Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. While Harrell is a master of the jazz idiom, he constantly seeks new challenges and influences. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world. He is a frequent winner in Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines' Critics and Readers Polls and a Grammy nominee. His warm, burnished sound on the trumpet and the flugelhorn, and the unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication in his playing and writing, have earned Harrell his place as a jazz icon to aspiring musicians and devoted fans alike. His music is at once intelligent, soulful, fresh and accessible.
In the last two years, Harrell has begun to develop new projects- In June of 2011, he premiered his own arrangements of works by Debussy and Ravel with the nine-piece Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble. Since then the ensemble was featured on PBS’ Soundtracks and toured in the US. The TRIP quartet is a piano-less group that was formed last year after Harrell was commissioned to write new music by Dave Douglas for the Festival of New Trumpet Music. COLORS OF A DREAM, Harrell’s latest creation, released this Fall and touring currently, takes the piano-less ensemble concept one step further with a sextet featuring alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and quintet members Wayne Escoffery, Ugonna Okegwo and Jonathan Blake.
Lenny White, Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey and special guest pianist George ColliganThu, Oct 2 - Sun, Oct 5
Power Quartet/Supergroup "A mix of jazz, funk, and rock... infectious, especially when played with such incendiary inspiration." -Allmusic.com
Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim featuring Scott HamiltonMon, Oct 6
A founding father of Brazil’s Bossa Nova, Jobim composed some of the world’s most popular songs. This show is a celebration of his music with a quintet featuring guitarist Romero Lubambo and American saxophone legend, Scott Hamilton
Helen Sung QuartetTue, Oct 7 - Wed, Oct 8
$10 SHOW SPECIAL!
Very rarely has the combination of jazz and classical genres worked out...Pianist Helen Sung has done it right, intertwining solo piano works in the Romantic vein with mixtures of band pieces that imbibe influences from Coltrane to Jamal... in a stirringly remarkable fasion." -G. W. Harris, All About Jazz