Whether playing with Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, Thundercat, or Flying Lotus, drummer Justin Brown always makes his presence felt from behind the kit, his punchy kick and snare cutting through his shimmering cymbals and rumbling toms. Already established as a top-flight sideman in jazz and contemporary R&B alike, Brown has begun to step out as a leader with his band NYEUSI, a group that synthesizes his varied influences in an intoxicating way, filled with deep groove and improvisational risk-taking alike.
Brown and NYEUSI got The Jazz Gallery pumping at a show this past January, and we are pleased to have them back this Tuesday, June 23rd. The group, featuring dynamic duo Jason Lindner and James Francies on keyboards, Burniss Travis on bass, and Mark Shim on wind controller, will head into the studio next week to record their debut album. There’s little doubt this all-star group will shake the Gallery stage once again.
Justin Brown’s NYEUSI plays The Jazz Gallery on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. The group features Mr. Brown on drums, Jason Linder & James Francies on keyboards, Burniss Travis on bass, and Mark Shim on wind controller. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for the first set, $10 general admission ($8 for members) for the second. Purchase tickets here.