Just under two months ago, the Blue Note opened a new jazz club in Bejing. Pianist Chick Corea was invited to inaugurate the space with an opening concert, and he performed in a duo setting with drummer Marcus Gilmore. Reporting on the show, Nate Chinen of the New York Times noted that Mr. Gilmore “…almost reduced the stage to rubble.”
Members of The Jazz Gallery family are intimately familiar with this feeling. Whether playing with Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer, or one of his many other projects, Marcus Gilmore has always left his mark on the Gallery stage. This weekend, we are proud to welcome Gilmore back to our stage for two nights of shows that put his unparalleled drumming on full display. Each night, he’ll be playing solo and with longtime friend-pianist David Virelles in a duo setting. And on Friday, the pair will be joined by special guest saxophonist Yosvanny Terry. Before coming out to see Gilmore and friends play some more earth-shaking small-group music, check out his performance with the Mark Turner Quartet from this past summer’s Chicago Jazz Festival.
Marcus Gilmore plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, November 11th, and Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Mr. Gilmore, drums, will be joined by David Virelles on piano (Friday & Saturday) and Yosvanny Terry on saxophone (Friday). Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $25 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.