Saxophonist Adam Larson has been a regular at The Jazz Gallery since his undergraduate days at the Manhattan School of Music. Since making his debut on the Gallery stage with Ambrose Akinmusire in 2009, Larson has presented a wide variety of projects and group configurations, constantly exploring new musical territory.
This Saturday, February 28th, Larson—ever the prolific composer—will perform a whole slate of new pieces with a top-notch band featuring the likes of Matthew Stevens on guitar and Harish Raghavan on bass. The show is part of the Composers Now February Festival, a series of concerts featuring new music of all kinds throughout the city. Larson recently sat down with Composers Now to discuss his compositional process, as well as the importance of musical collaborators and mentors. Check out the video below to get a sense of the exciting new music that you’ll hear at The Jazz Gallery this Saturday.
The Adam Larson Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. The group features Larson on saxophone, Matthew Stevens on guitar, Sam Harris on piano, Harish Raghavan on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. $22 general admission ($12 for members). Purchase tickets here.