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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by Gavin Koepke.

After a short break, The Jazz Gallery returns this week to kick off the 2018 summer season. Like in years past, you can purchase a Gallery SummerPass and attend as many shows as you like for one price. Stay tuned for shows featuring the likes of Vijay Iyer, Lee Konitz, and Matana Roberts, as well as two Gallery Residency Commission premieres from James Francies and Charles Altura.

With an exciting summer season ahead, we couldn’t think of a better opening night than having an emerging artist make his Gallery debut as a leader—drummer JK Kim. Kim hails from South Korea, where he grew up studying classical piano and play drum set in church. He came to the US in 2010 to study at Berklee on a full scholarship, and has recently settled in New York full-time. Kim is no stranger to the Gallery stage, as he has appeared alongside talented peers including Julius Rodriguez and Morgan Guerin. Check out Kim, Rodriguez, Guerin, and bassist Daniel Winshaw put the George Cables tune “Think On Me” through its paces:

For his Gallery debut, Kim has assembled a mixed quartet of peers and mentors. On piano is Chris McCarthy, a fellow student from Boston and frequent collaborator. The young pair will be joined by saxophonist Noah Preminger and bassist Drew Gress. Make sure to pick up your Gallery SummerPass and give Kim and company a great Gallery welcome.

The J.K. Kim Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The group features Mr. Kim on drums, Chris McCarthy on piano, Noah Preminger on saxophone, and Drew Gress on bass. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission ($10 for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($15 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.