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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Clockwise from top left: Keyon Harrold, Immanuel Wilkins, Gilad Hekselman, Sullivan Fortner, Burniss Earl Travis, and Eric Harland. Photos courtesy of the artists.

This Sunday, August 19, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to present the debut of the brand new ReWORKS Project. The brainchild of award-winning producer Matt Pierson (who’s produced records Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, and Jane Monheit to name a few), the ReWORKS project features a cadre of long-time Gallery players putting their distinctive spin on contemporary pop music, from Drake to Kendrick Lamar to The Weeknd.

The ReWORKS project is no superficial crossover album. All of the players—trumpeter Keyon Harrold, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, pianist Sullivan Fortner, bassist Burniss Earl Travis, and drummer Eric Harland—are deeply engaged in contemporary pop and hip-hop practices and are ideal improvisers to explore the points of contact between these songs and the jazz tradition. After the one-night-only performance at the Gallery, the sextet will head to the studio to cut a record for Sony Masterworks. Don’t miss your chance to see this jazz supergroup explore new repertoire in real time.

New Masters: The ReWORKS Project plays The Jazz Gallery on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The group features Keyon Harrold on trumpet, Immanuel Wilkins on saxophone, Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Sullivan Fortner on piano, Burniss Earl Travis on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.