This Thursday, March 7, drummer Jeremy Dutton returns to The Jazz Gallery to present a new project called Systems. Systems features a top-notch quartet of collaborators old and new—saxophonist Maria Grand, guitarist Charles Altura, and bassist Burniss Earl Travis. In a recent interview with the video podcast Underground Drummer, Dutton speaks about his changing approach on the drums—an approach of increased clarity, emphasizing gestures and phrases that communicate clearly through the band. This approach is on full display in a recent performance with pianist (and fellow Houstonian) James Francies, recorded live at WBGO. Dutton unfurls the different colors of his drum kit gradually, creating a satisfying shape over the tune’s slippery vamp.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dutton’s growing voice as a drummer, composer, and bandleader, alongside some of his impressive peers.
Jeremy Dutton presents Systems at The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The group features Mr. Dutton on drums, Maria Grand on saxophone, Charles Altura on guitar, and Burniss Earl Travis on bass. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.