A look inside The Jazz Gallery


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Guitarist Charles Altura may be a chill California native off of the bandstand, but on it, his bold and effortless lines cut their way through the music of Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Terrence Blanchard alike. A guitarist’s guitarist (Google’s top suggested search term for the guitarist is “Charles Altura Gear”), Altura is now poised to step out as an exciting bandleader in his own right.

This past January, Altura made his Jazz Gallery debut as a leader, and we are pleased to welcome him back again this Friday, August 7th. Always pushing himself in new directions, Altura has assembled a completely different quartet for this week’s performance than the one convened in January. Joining Mr. Altura will be three Gallery regulars—Shai Maestro on piano (who led a group here last month), Chris Tordini on bass (who leads a group here next week), and drummer Ziv Ravitz. Please join us this Friday for an evening of sharp interplay and new discoveries. 

The Charles Altura Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, August 7th, 2015. The group features Mr. Altura on guitar, Shai Maestro on piano, Chris Tordini on bass, and Ziv Ravitz on drums. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for both sets. Purchase tickets here.