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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Over the past several years, saxophonist Mario Castro has found a real artistic home at The Jazz Gallery. Not only has Castro participated in our Mentorship Series, but has continually returned to our stage to further expand his long-running jazz + strings project. It is no surprise then that Mr. Castro has elected to celebrate his birthday at the Gallery with two sets of music on Thursday, September 15th (rumor has it that Castro will be leading a dance party in between sets as well).

Castro has been keeping busy this month, having just finished a four-night run with drummer Jonathan Pinson’s Boom Clap at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. Castro definitely held his own when saxophonist Dave Liebman stopped by to sit in. Castro’s show on Thursday is sure to be filled with good vibes, so to get in the mood, check out Castro’s performance of his original composition “Amor y Soledad,” performed live at the Gallery, below:

Saxophonist Mario Castro celebrates his birthday at The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, September 15th, 2016. Mr. Castro will be joined by Josh Shpak on trumpet, Tamir Shmerling on bass, Chad Selph on keyboards and piano, Diego Ramirez on drums, Ziarra on vocals, and the Solar String Quartet—Leonor Falcon & Tomoko Omura, violins; Allyson Claire, viola; and Brian Sanders, cello. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.