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Jazz @ The Gantt
Jazz Music Stirs The Soul
With this first season, we are thrilled to host Jazz @ The Gantt, produced by premier drummer Ocie Davis. The series presents modern jazz musicians from New York City, where the history of the music runs deep. Season I, entitled To Be Young, Gifted and Black, features current and rising young Black musicians who are the torch bearers for this great American art form.
We invite you to join us each month, September 2022 through February 2023, for live performances by New York's brightest. Spirited and innovative, this series showcases the invaluable contributions Black Americans continue to make to the cultural fabric of both America and the world.
Come to the Gantt to unwind and enjoy live jazz music in an intimate, elegant setting. See the season I performance lineup below.
Anthony Wonsey Quintet featuring Wallace Roney Jr.
September 23 & 24
Anthony Wonsey (Harlem, New York City) is an innovative jazz pianist and his dynamic compositions and imaginative arrangements have established him as an in-demand musician internationally.
Sean Mason - Songbook Trio
October 28 & 29
Mason attended Juilliard and through his connection to Wynton Marsalis had the opportunity to play on the soundtrack for the Netflix movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Branford Marsalis wrote the music and Mason played piano on the soundtrack.
Stacy Dillard Quartet
November 17 & 18
Originally from Muskegon Heights, Michigan, Dillard performs and hosts a popular weekly gig and jam session at the famous Small's jazz club in Greenwich Village. Because of his command of the instrument, accessibility, and gracious spirit, he has become one of the most beloved, endeared, respected, and popular musicians in New York.
Lee Odom Quartet
December 29 & 30
"Sweet" Lee Odom has been playing clarinet for years, along with other woodwind instruments, including flute and bass clarinet. A native of Newton, North Carolina, Lee ventured to New York City in 2011 where she quickly found her way into various musical communities.
Luther Allison Trio featuring Endea Owens
January 27 & 28
Based in Manhattan, Allison has performed nationally and internationally alongside Rodney Whitaker, Etienne Charles, Michael Dease, Greg Tardy, and is currently the pianist for Ulysses Owens Jr.'s Generation Y Quintet. Allison has worked as a clinician in Mexico, China, Japan, St. Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Camille Thurman Quintet
February 24 & 25
As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, Camille Thurman is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers for the form, making a considerable and dynamic contribution to the legacy of jazz while paying tribute to its heroes.