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Clockwise from top left: Lesley Mok, Henry Fraser, David Leon, Steve Long. Photos courtesy of the artists.

This Friday, July 9, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to host the first live performance by the collective Cobalt. Featuring bassist Henry Fraser, saxophonist David Leon, pianist Steve Long, and percussionist Lesley Mok, Cobalt’s members are equally comfortable devising highly refined structures as they are jumping off the improvisational cliff. The group will perform compositions by all four members that explore an immense range of colors and textures.

While this performance will be the first for the quartet, the four members are already well-established collaborators. While Mok and Leon frequently play in each other’s bands (and sometimes as a duo in their Brooklyn apartment), Fraser joined Long for a wild site-specific piece written for the organ at Columbia University’s St. Paul’s Chapel.

Don’t miss this chance to see these four omnivorous composer-improvisers discover exciting new sound worlds in real time.

Cobalt plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, July 9, 2021. The group features Lesley Mok on drums, David Leon on saxophone, Steve Long on piano, and Henry Fraser on bass. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $25 reserved table seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.