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This Thursday, August 17th, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome bassist Ricky Rodríguez back to our stage. A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Rodríguez came to New York at age twenty and has since made a name for himself playing alongside fellow Puerto Ricans like David Sánchez and Miguel Zenon, as well as the likes of Ray Barretto and Joe Locke, among others. Last year, Rodríguez released Looking Beyond (Destiny Records), a record of sprightly original compositions played by a top-flight quintet featuring the likes of Luis Perdomo and Obed Calvaire.

This Thursday at the Gallery, Rodríguez will reconvene the quintet to perform favorite tunes from the album, as well as a slate of new compositions. Before coming to the Gallery on Thursday, check out Looking Beyond, below.

The Ricky Rodríguez Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. The group features Mr. Rodríguez on bass, John Ellis on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Luis Perdomo on piano, Lage Lund on guitar, and Obed Calvaire on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.