A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Sachal Vasandani

Photo courtesy of the artist.

This Friday, July 30, vocalist Sachal Vasandani returns to The Jazz Gallery with two different sets. To kick things off, Vasandani will be joined by pianist Romain Collin, as the duo present music from their new album, Midnight Shelter (Edition Records). Recorded last summer during the middle of the pandemic, the album brims with tactile intimacy, a balm for a time of social distancing. Take a listen to Vasandani and Collin’s take on Nick Drake’s “River Man,” which makes you feel as if you and the vocalist are sitting inside Collin’s piano.

For the evening’s second set, Vasandani has assembled a true supergroup featuring a front line of trumpeter Mike Rodriguez and saxophonist Dayna Stephens, plus a crack rhythm team of Gerald Clayton, Dezron Douglas, and newly-minted NEA Jazz Master Billy Hart. This is definitely a night where it’s more than worth staying for both sets.

Vocalist Sachal Vasandani plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, July 30, 2021. For the first set, Mr. Vasandani will be joined by Romain Collin on piano. For the second, he will be joined by Dayna Stephens on saxophone, Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Gerald Clayton on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. E.S.T. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved table seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.