Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies and Marcus Gilmore 5/2-5/5
GRAMMY–nominated saxophonist and composer Chris Potter's new CD Circuits (Edition Records UK) evokes a brave new sonic world of electronics, memorable melodies, and surprising turns of phrase rooted in an unflagging sense of groove and intense improvisation.
Jeremy Pelt: Jeremy Pelt, The Artist 5/9-5/12
On his latest High Note album Jeremy Pelt, The Artist, the acclaimed trumpeter and composer may be the first jazz musician to examine the relationship between music and sculpture. The five–movement “Rodin Suite” muses on works left to us by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917).
SMITHSONIAN JAZZ MASTERWORKS ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ELLING 5/15
For this very special Jazz Standard appearance, the SJMO welcomes special guest Kurt Elling – the GRAMMY Award winner and DownBeat’s “Male Singer of the Year” for fourteen consecutive years who (in the words of The Washington Post) “has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”