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This Wednesday, August 9th, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome alto saxophonist Curtis MacDonald to our stage. With three acclaimed albums under his belt, and a number of commissions from acclaimed dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Kate Weare Company, MacDonald has established himself as one of New York’s most thoughtful composer-improvisers working in the space between established musical styles. His work has caught the ear of Henry Threadgill—MacDonald is a member of Threadgill’s newest band, Ensemble Double Up, which released its debut record Old Locks and Irregular Verbs on Pi Recordings last year.

For his show at the Gallery this week, MacDonald has convened a new ensemble called Third Sky, featuring his Threadgill compatriot Christopher Hoffman on cello, Sam Harris on piano & keyboards, and Jason Nazary on drums. Before coming to the Gallery to hear the new, adventuresome music that the band has in store, check out MacDonald’s most recent record, Scotobiology, below.

Curtis MacDonald and Third Sky play The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. The group features Mr. MacDonald on alto saxophone, Christopher Hoffman on cello, Sam Harris on piano & keyboards, and Jason Nazary on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.