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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by Ian Douglas

Photo by Ian Douglas

Bobby Avey is a pianist of deep imagination and clear intellect. Since his time as a student at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Avey was collaborated with the great, exploratory saxophonist Dave Liebman in both performance and on record. Last spring, Avey released Authority Melts from Me, a recording of a suite of music inspired by Haitian Vodou traditions and Haitian history from colonial times to today. Check out this Jazz Speaks interview with Avey to learn more about this fascinating album.

On Thursday, June 4th, Avey returns to The Jazz Gallery with a quartet featuring John O’Gallagher on alto sax, Thomson Kneeland on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums. The group will head into the studio over the next couple of weeks, so don’t miss this sneak peak of Avey’s new, exciting project. Doesn’t this clip leave you wanting more?

The Bobby Avey Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, June 4th, 2015. The group features Mr. Avey on piano, John O’Gallagher on alto sax, Thomson Kneeland on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for the first set, $10 general admission ($8 for members) for the second. Purchase tickets here.