The Jazz Scene
This is the inaugural post to a new blog connected to the Jazz Series at The Outer Space club in Hamden, along with other jazz events happening in Connecticut.
The Outer Space Jazz Series is a weekly show devoted to all forms of Jazz. From Bop to Avant Garde, The Jazz Series showcases it all. Artists have included local groups such as the New Haven Improvisors Collective to NYC stars like Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.
Shows are Sundays, from 6-8pm, full bar, patio, food and stage. The Outer Space is located at 295 Treadwell St. Hamden, CT
The Outer Space Jazz Series is proud to present Saxophonist Jimmy Greene on Sunday, August 12th, 6-8pm $10 coverThe Outer Space Jazz Series proudly welcomes Saxophonist Jimmy Greene.
Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Jimmy Greene has emerged as a positive young presence in the creative music world. His solo recordings, have been met with much critical acclaim. In fact, Tony Hall of Jazzwise Magazine calls Greene "...without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years."
Greene was born in Hartford, CT on February 24, 1975. From a young age, he exhibited a God-given affinity for music. Greene's parents started him on alto saxophone at age six, and encouraged him to practice. As a high school student, Greene was selected to perform in several Regional, All-Connecticut, and All-New England jazz ensembles and symphonic bands. Greene's music teacher at Bloomfield High School arranged for him to meet and play for Jackie McLean at the famed altoist's community arts school, The Artists'Collective. Of his eager student, McLean commented, "From the beginning, I could tell that he was going to be an exceptional student. He already had a very mature sound and a very mature concept." McLean's teaching over the subsequent years gave the young musician a firm foundation in improvisation, a profound viewpoint of the jazz tradition, as well as the inspiration to seek his own musical identity.
Mr. Greene will be accompanied by
Andrew Kosiba Piano
Andrew Zwart Bass
Michael Dick Drums
Tickets are $10 at the door. Email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org for advanced purcahse.
This is a show you do not want to miss!