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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by Desmond White, courtesy of the artist.

This weekend at The Jazz Gallery, the stage will be filled to capacity as we present three nights of new music from young big bands. On Thursday, October 31, saxophonist and composer Brian Krock reconvenes his Big Heart Machine for a night of live recording. The band’s eponymous debut from 2018 showed that Krock and company were unafraid to mix things up, balancing sharp dissonance and flights of fancy (like the sax section doubling on recorders). If you haven’t given the album a listen yet, check it out below.

For this week’s performance at the Gallery, the band will be recording unreleased, revised tunes from their back catalog, as well as three brand new compositions. Krock himself says that one “…is the most special piece of music I’ve ever worked on in my life for a variety of reasons (more on that later).” 

Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The group is conducted by Mr. Krock and features Charlotte Greve, Caroline Davis, Anna Webber, Timo Vollbrecht, and Jay Rattman on reeds; John Lake, Nolan Tsang, Chloe Rowlands, and Kenny Warren on trumpets; Nick Grinder, Sam Blakeslee, Isaac Kaplan, and Jennifer Wharton on trombones; Olli Hirvonen on guitar; ArcoIris Sandoval on piano; Marty Kenney on bass; and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $20 reserved table seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.