“A beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity.”
—The New Yorker
Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonists George Garzone & Donny McCaslin bring their formidable quartet to the Zinc on Saturday, September 24. They’re supported by guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Ari Hoenig.
Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band, and attended music school in Boston. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci, among others.
Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, teaching at the Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, and the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Program. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teodross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates, and Danilo Pérez, to name a few.
Donny McCaslin has recorded over a dozen albums as a bandleader in addition to many sideman appearances, including on David Bowie’s final studio album, Blackstar (2016).
Showtimes are at 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm. Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 at the door. For more info, visit https://www.zincjazz.com. For more exciting shows presented by In Touch Entertainment, click here.