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7th Anniversary Celebration: Soiree – Javon Jackson Quartet (House Party)
October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
About This Event
Spend an intimate evening with four all-star musicians who will delight you with a variety of tunes associated with Duke, Dizzy, Trane, plus some original material by members of this prestigious quartet. The event takes place in an elegant high-rise condo overlooking the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will help to make this a memorable experience. Limited to around 70 guests with complimentary valet parking provided.
Javon Jackson-sax, George Cables-piano, David Williams-bass, Lewis Nash-drums
Note: Ticket sales for this event will be cut off at 12:01 am on Thu., Oct. 10th
Javon Jackson is a gifted improviser with a warm tone and style that straddles aggressive, acoustic post-bop and funky soul-jazz. He grew up in Cleveland and Denver and studied at Berklee. Jackson was with the last version of the Jazz Messengers (1987-1990) and, after Blakey’s death, he worked with the Harper Brothers, Benny Green, Freddie Hubbard, and Elvin Jones. Javon Jackson has recorded as a leader for Criss Cross and Blue Note, including 1991’s Burnin’ all the way to 2008’s Once Upon a Melody. In 2008, Jackson forged a musical relationship with soul-jazz legend Les McCann. In addition to his performance schedule, Javon Jackson is a highly sought-after jazz educator, conducting clinics and lectures at universities throughout the United States and abroad. In 2013, Javon accepted the position of Director of the Jackie McLean Institute at the University of Hartford.
Please see additional bios for George Cables, David Williams and Lewis Nash on the October 12th event page.