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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by Rafiq for Jazz Speaks

Photo by Rafiq for Jazz Speaks

Bassist Matt Brewer has had quite the busy past several weeks. He’s been to Boston, Cincinnati, Puerto Rico, and Rio de Janeiro with drummer Antonio Sanchez’s group Migration. He’s played sets at the newly-opened Met Breuer museum with Vijay Iyer and Steve Lehman, then traveled with Lehman back up to Boston to play at the Creative Music Convergences festival at Harvard. And this was all while holding down gigs across New York from the 55 Bar to the Cornelia Street Cafe to Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It seems that Brewer is the definition of an in-demand bassist.

Brewer is not only a top-call sideman, but an accomplished bandleader as well. He released his first album¬†Mythology (CrissCross) in 2014 and has a second on the way. Brewer was also one of The Jazz Gallery’s residency commission awardees in 2012, composing new music for sextet. Brewer return to The Jazz Gallery this Saturday, April 16th, with a high-octane, plugged-in quintet. Do stop by the Gallery to check out Brewer and company before he’s off to the next gig.

The Matt Brewer Group plays The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. The group features Mr. Brewer on bass, Ben Wendel on saxophone, Lage Lund on guitar, Frank LoCrasto on piano/synthesizer/Rhodes, and Nate Wood on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.