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Jason Lindner, left, and James Francies, right. Photos courtesy of the artists.

This Thursday, January 15th, 2015, The Jazz Gallery will present the final concert in our 2014-15 Mentoring Series, featuring keyboardist Jason Lindner’s NOW vs. NOW and special guest keyboardist James Francies.

Over the past year, four young artists—flautist and vocalist Elena Pinderhughes, saxophonist Mario Castro, drummer Jeremy Dutton, and pianist James Francies—have come of age on The Jazz Gallery stage (and at other venues throughout the city), establishing themselves as the next generation of jazz innovators. But this hasn’t just been an opportunity for these young artists to prove themselves. As shown in the video below with Ms. Pinderhughes and her mentor Jaleel Shaw, the elder musicians have learned a lot from their young partners as well.

The Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series Vol. 1, Edition 1 – Jaleel Shaw & Elena Pinderhughes from The Jazz Gallery on Vimeo.

You can also check out the interviews with all of the Mentoring Series artists here, and learn more about the transformative experiences of teachers and students alike.

Jason Lindner’s Now vs. Now featuring James Francies performs their final show as part of The Jazz Gallery Mentoring Series this Thursday, January 15th, 2015, at The Jazz Gallery. The performance will feature Jason Lindner on piano and keyboard, Panagiotis Andreou on bass, Justin Tyson on drums, and James Francies on keyboards. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m., $15 general admission ($10 for members) for the first set, $10 general admission ($8 for members) for the second. Purchase tickets here.