A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by Jimmy Katz, courtesy of the artist.

This Tuesday, August 7, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome saxophonist Eric Alexander and his trio back to our stage for a live recording. With over three dozen albums as a leader to his name, Alexander is among the most prominent saxophonists of his generation. His sound is firmly built on bebop and the blues, a foundation that he has passed on to many musicians as a faculty member at William Patterson University.

This live video recording is presented with Giant Steps Arts, a new organization founded by famed jazz photographer and recording engineer Jimmy Katz. The mission of the organization is to create a sustainable system for jazz musicians to record and release their work. Under Katz’s perceptive eyes and ears, these recordings will be given free of charge to the performers, who can release and market the recordings without a label middleman. Katz is also making biographical profiles of these musicians, such as this one with Marcus Gilmore, below.

For his performance at the Gallery on Tuesday, Alexander will be joined by drummer (and fellow Giant Steps Arts artist) Johnathan Blake, and a bassist, to be announced.

The Jazz Gallery presents the Eric Alexander Trio on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The group features Mr. Alexander on tenor saxophone, Johnathan Blake on drums, and TBA on bass. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. The concerts are presented and will be recorded by Giant Steps Arts. $15 general admission ($10 for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($15 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.