A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo courtesy of the artist.

In contexts both on and off the bandstand, Massimo Biolcati epitomizes the role of a supportive rhythm section player. As a bassist, Biolcati is known for holding down the shapeshifting grooves in guitarist Lionel Loueke’s music. As a programmer, Bolcati designed the iReal Pro mobile app, supporting musicians in their quests to learn the jazz songbook.

This Wednesday, August 7, Biolcati steps out as a leader at The Jazz Gallery, bringing together a new quartet. With pianist Jon Cowherd, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, and drummer Jimmy Macbride, the band will present Biolcati’s original compositions, as well as some choice reinterpretations of contemporary pop tunes. Before checking out the band on Wednesday at the Gallery, watch Biolcati perform his composition “Birthday Song, Almost” alongside pianist Yago Vazquez and drummer Jochen Rueckert, below.

The Massimo Biolcati Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The group features Mr. Biolcati on bass, Jon Cowherd on piano, Gilad Hekselman on guitar, and Jimmy Macbride on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $20 general admission ($10 for members), $30 reserved table seating ($15 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.