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Jazz @ the Gantt: Sean Mason - Songbook Trio

Image credits: Courtesy AllAboutJazz.com

Ages:
21+
Cost:
$65 per person
  • About This Program

    Jazz music stirs and soothes the soul. Wrap up the week by seeing world class musicians with a monthly jazz series, Jazz @ the Gantt, produced by Ocie Davis. The second of a monthly series, this performance showcases Sean Mason - Songbook Trio.

    This series presents modern jazz musicians from New York City, where the history of the music runs deep. Season 1, entitled To Be Young Gifted and Black, features current and rising Black American musicians who are the torch bearers of this great American art form. Entertaining and insightful, this series showcases invaluable contributions Black people continue to make to the cultural fabric of America and worldwide.

    Shake off the stress of the week and come to the Gantt to unwind and enjoy live music in an exclusive and elegant setting.

    Performance Times

    • Friday, October 28
      6 pm & 8:30 pm
    • Saturday, October 29
      6 pm & 8:30 pm
  • About Sean Mason

    As a resident in Harlem, NY, Sean Mason got a late start on piano. He began playing at age 13 and is a product of the black church. His talents were first noticed by the Marsalis brothers after first being heard by Delfeayo Marsalis after a visit to Charlotte, then Branford after hearing Mason while a student at UNCG (University North Carolina Greensboro), then Wynton after Mason moved to NY to attend Julliard. Brandford told his brother Wynton "to look out for this kid."

    Mason attended Juilliard and through his connection to Branford had the opportunity to play on the soundtrack for the Netflix movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Marsalis arranged and wrote original music and Mason played piano on the soundtrack. Mason also performed with Wynton Marsalis & The Young Stars of Jazz, appeared with Marsalis' quintet in November 2019 at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem and toured with him in 2022.

    Notably, hailing from Charlotte, NC, Mason is also an alumnus and a product of Charlotte's jazz non-profit organization JazzArts Charlotte; where after joining the organization's jazz education workshops in middle school, he developed his skills and cultivated a love for jazz and has quickly become a "first call" musician in NY and was said by Wynton; "the young man could become one of the most important jazz pianists of his generation."

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