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MJ New

June 8 @ 7:30 pm

122 E. Culver St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Darrell Grant-piano, Mike Horsfall-vibes, Marcus Shelby-bass, Cecil Brooks III-drums

“The quartet offers expert, emotionally stirring performances”— JAZZIZ

“They are played with such expertise and insight. The temperament and musicianship on the album are excellent, as must be its over-all grade.”— All About Jazz

Darrell Grant’s MJ New takes audiences on a journey from the heart of the Harlem Renaissance to Vienna, Brazil, and back again. Skillfully marrying classical counterpoint and the blues with refined swing inspired by their namesake, the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet, the group illuminates the diverse traditions of Black American Music.

Formed by Darrell Grant in 2013, MJ New brings together four storied West Coast scene-makers. Portland-based pianist/bandleader Darrell Grant is a veteran of the bands of Betty Carter, Tony Williams, and Roy Haynes. Since the release of his debut album Black Art, one of the New York Times’ top ten jazz CDs, Grant has built an international reputation as a pianist, composer, and educator who channels the power of music to make change. He is the recipient of a Northwest Regional Emmy, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, MAP Fund grant, and the Governor’s Arts Award, his state’s highest arts honor.  He is a Professor of Music at Portland State University, where he directs the Artist as Citizen Initiative.

WHILE OUR VENUE IS BEING REMODELED, THE NASH WILL BE HOLDING GENERAL ADMISSION EVENTS AT VENUE 122:
122 E. CULVER ST. PHOENIX, AZ 85004