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This Saturday, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin back to our stage for two sets. An undergraduate at The New School and an alumnus of our Mentoring Series, Guerin has already toured with the likes of drummer Terri Lynne Carrington and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding. In an interview with Jazz Speaks, Guerin spoke about the inspiration gained from working with these artists:

Honestly, Terri Lyne Carrington’s work ethic completely makes everything I have to do so small. She and Esperanza are the two hardest-working people I know. It’s really inspiring to watch them go from project to project, show to show, and have the energy and passion to be able to share and create all the time. It’s a blessing to see their work ethic, and it has definitely rubbed off on me. It pushes me to create more, to stay up that extra hour, to get up an hour earlier. The way they think and listen to music is so eye-opening and super new to me. 

For this show at the Gallery, Guerin will be showcasing his saxophone playing, alongside pianist Jahari Stampley, bassist Nick Dunston, and drummer Kweku Sumbry. But to get a sense of Guerin’s expansive work across instruments, check out this recording of “But I,” where he plays all of the instruments behind vocalist Alyssa McDoom.

The Morgan Guerin Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The group features Mr. Guerin on saxophone, Jahari Stampler on piano, Nick Dunston on bass, and Kweku Sumbry on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $20 general admission ($10 for members), $30 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.

Kalia Vandever’s previously-scheduled album release concert for In Bloom is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.