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Photo by Ken Weiss, courtesy of the artist.

This Thursday, June 7, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome clarinetist Ben Goldberg back to our stage for two sets of performances. An improviser of deep imagination and eclectic taste, Goldberg has put together groups big and small for projects inspired by Thelonious Monk, Steve Lacy, and the poetry of Allen Grossman, to name a few. At the center of these wide-ranging projects, however, are Lacy’s deep musical relationships with the likes of guitarist Charlie Hunter, saxophonist Ellery Eskellin, drummer Kenny Wollesen, and pianist Myra Melford. Check out Melford’s and Goldberg’s well-honed interplay in the video below.

At the Gallery this week, the Bay Area-based Goldberg will convene a New York quintet to play his original compositions, featuring saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Don’t miss this concert of what Goldberg describes as, “previously forgotten melodies and a few things I thought we hadn’t known at all. What I used to think it all sounded like in your dream.”

The Ben Goldberg Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The group features Mr. Goldberg on reeds, Ellery Eskelin on saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Michael Formanek on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. 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.