This Friday, The Jazz Gallery welcomes multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin and his working band back to our stage. As a performer and bandleader, Guerin’s technical range—he’s adept on saxophones, bass, drums, and keyboards—is matched by his aesthetic one. While his ornately-designed music takes advantage of a wide sonic palette, Guerin also looks for strong musical personalities to push the tunes off the page. In a previous interview with Jazz Speaks, Guerin spoke about the freedom of knowing music from the inside out:
Charts are cool, but learning music without charts is better, I think it helps you understand the music more. It’s cool to be free with the music in a different way, so the paper isn’t telling you what to do. If you have the knowledge of the actual song embedded in you, you’re free to do whatever you want to do.
This Friday at the Gallery, Guerin will be joined by Alina Engibaryan on voice & keyboards, Lex Korten on piano, Hannah Marks on bass, and JK Kim on drums.
Morgan Guerin plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, November 8, 2019. The band features Mr. Guerin on saxophone & EWI, Alina Engibaryan on voice & keyboards, Lex Korten on piano, Hannah Marks on bass, and JK Kim on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $20 general admission ($10 for members), $30 reserved table seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.