This past May, The Jazz Gallery inaugurated its newly-refurbished space with a performance by pianist Tony Tixier. The intervening months have been quite busy and exciting for Tixier—he recorded a duo album with master trombonist Dick Griffin, got to test out new Steinway grand pianos on the factory floor, performed multiple times at Radio City Music Hall for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and moved across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Befitting his growing stature within the jazz world, Tixier is about to embark on a European tour in a couple of weeks. But before he heads out of town, Tixier will return to The Jazz Gallery this Thursday with his home base trio featuring Karl McComas on bass and Tommy Crane on drums. Check out the fireworks the trio shot off when they performed at Rockwood Music Hall just over a month ago in this video.