This weekend, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome bassist Harish Raghavan and his quintet back to our stage for two nights of shows. It’s hard to find a more versatile and sought-after bassist working in today’s scene, as Raghavan has held the bass chair in groups led by Kurt Elling, Ambrose Akinmusire, Walter Smith III, and Eric Harland just to name a few. He’s comfortable making even the knottiest grooves feel light on their feet, like in Taylor Eigsti’s blistering version of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan,” below.
At the Gallery this weekend, Raghavan will convene a band featuring long-time collaborator Charles Altura on guitar, as well as three musicians from a younger generation of New York musicians—pianist Micah Thomas, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, and drummer Jeremy Dutton. Their sets are sure to be filled with forceful and fiery improvisation.
The Harish Raghavan Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, 2018. The group features Mr. Raghavan on bass, Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, Micah Thomas on piano, Charles Altura on guitar, and Jeremy Dutton on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.