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This weekend, July 14th and 15th, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome pianist Aaron Parks back to our stage. 2017 has been a busy year for Parks—not only has he toured extensively with oud star Dhafer Youssef, but also in support of his new ECM record, Find The Way. The record finds Parks exploring new outlets for his trademark harmonic sense alongside bassist Ben Street and legendary drummer Billy Hart. Check out the effortless grace of Parks’s original tune “Melquíades” in the video below.

Never a musician to stay in one place for very long, Parks is already looking ahead to the next project. At the Gallery this weekend, Parks will convene a group featuring collaborators both old and new—saxophonist Maria Grand, vibraphonist Chris Dingman, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Anwar Marshall. The group has a keen balance of fire and lyricism, which will surely yield memorable results.

Pianist Aaron Parks plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, July 14th, and Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Mr. Parks will be joined by Maria Grand on saxophone, Chris Dingman on vibraphone, Matt Penman on bass, and Anwar Marshall on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $22 general admission ($12 for members), $27 reserved cabaret seating ($17 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.