For those of you who haven’t scored advance tickets to the opening of Star Wars this Friday evening, The Jazz Gallery is hosting an arguably just-as-powerful force: the drumming of Mark Guiliana. The past year has been a watershed for the drummer. First off, Guiliana put together his first all-acoustic band, released a pair of albums with them, and then toured internationally (with a couple of stops at the Gallery on the way).
Second, Guiliana has become an increasingly towering figure in the drumming world, having been named as one of the top 8 jazz drummers on the planet by Rhythm Magazine and hosting his first major clinic at the drumming mecca known as the Percussive Arts Society Annual Convention (PASIC).
And if that all wasn’t enough, Guiliana has been blasting his way through speakers and headphones around the world as the drummer for David Bowie’s newest record, Blackstar (along with the likes of saxophonist Donny McCaslin, keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and guitarist Ben Monder).
We at The Jazz Gallery are pleased to welcome Guiliana and his Jazz Quartet back to our stage once again—a return to the launching pad, if you will, for this powerful and endlessly versatile drummer.
The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, December 18th, 2015. The group features Mr. Guiliana on drums, Jason Rigby on saxophone, Shai Maestro on piano, and Chris Morrissey on bass. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.