This Friday, June 23rd, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins back to our stage for two sets. A native of Philadelphia and a current Juilliard student, Wilkins has already been making a name for himself in the New York scene, building strong relationships with both peers like vibraphonist Joel Ross and bassist Daryl Johns, as well as established veterans like Shai Maestro and Nasheet Waits.
Last month, Wilkins played a key role in Ross’s Jazz Gallery commission project, “Being a Young Black Man.” Wilkins not only provided incendiary playing throughout, but he also contributed an original composition of his own to the project—”Dad’s Song.” As both a preview of the music in store for this Friday and a belated Father’s Day gift, check out the group’s performance of Wilkins’s tune below.
Immanuel Wilkins plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, June 23rd, 2017. The group features Mr. Wilkins on alto saxophone, Micah Thomas on piano, Daryl Johns on bass, and Kweku Sumbry on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.