Stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some people baked sourdough bread. Others learned to knit and crochet. And yet others sat down with their guitars and learned Gilad Hekselman solos. A quick search on YouTube nets dozens of videos featuring young jazz guitarists playing favorite Hekselman solos, showing that even during hard times, jazz happens.
Since the calendar turned to 2021, Hekselman himself has done a lot to keep the music flowing, playing streams and shows with a rotating cast of top-notch collaborators. In February, he played The Jazz Gallery with the likes of Aaron Parks and Marcus Gilmore, following that up a few days later with a Smalls show alongside Obed Calvaire and Joe Martin (which you can check out below).
This week at the Gallery, Hekselman switches up the band once again, gathering a quartet comprising Shai Maestro on piano, Rick Rosato on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Join us in person, or check out the livestream!
The Gilad Hekselman Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The group features Mr. Hekselman on guitar, Shai Maestro on piano, Rick Rosato on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. EST. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved table seating ($20 for members) for each set. The livestream is $20 to access ($5 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.