This Thursday, September 12th, The Jazz Gallery will host a duo performance from two exceptional musicians.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Bill Stewart has become one of his generation’s most well-known drummers, developing his reputation working with musicians like John Scofield, Larry Goldings and Peter Bernstein.As Nate Chinen of the New York Times puts it, “…his true specialty is making a good band sound inexplicably better.”
Joining Stewart will be pianist Kevin Hays, who has drawn heavy praise from many musicians and critics. According to Brad Mehldau, “Everything he plays has a deep intelligence and swing.” Stewart and Hays are frequent collaborators, and this weekend’s performances promise to showcase their musical camaraderie.
For a preview of what’s in store, check out the following YouTube clips: (more…)