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This Thursday, June 14, The Jazz Gallery welcomes the Theo Walentiny Group back to our stage for two sets. Walentiny and company last appeared at the Gallery in February, performing Walentiny’s original music alongside abstract canvases by painter Joe Walentiny, Theo’s father. The artistic pairing was a natural fit, as Walentiny’s compositions are rich in visual imagery, balancing impressionistic swaths of color with ample space for unpredictable exploration.

At the Gallery this week, the group will present original compositions both old and new, displaying their deepening rapport. Before checking out the young group’s progress at the Gallery, watch Walentiny and the collective Aurelia Trio perform Walentiny’s episodic “Interlude//Swaying Steel.”

The Theo Walentiny Group plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The group features Adam O’Farrill on trumpet, Jasper Dutz on bass clarinet, Kalia Vandever on trombone, Lee Meadvin on guitar, Nick Dunston on bass, Mareike Wiening on drums, and Theo Walentiny on piano. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.