Salim Washington is less a person of many hats than a person whose singular work takes on many forms. Washington’s work cuts across many fields—jazz performance, scholarship, education, activism—yet are animated by a pursuit of home and community. In 2012, Washington embarked on the latest leg of his multifaceted journey, relocating permanently to Durban, South Africa to teach at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and become a leader in the burgeoning jazz scene there. Before leaving New York, Washington played a final show with his quintet featuring saxophonist Darius Jones at The Jazz Gallery, which you can check out below.
This Thursday, January 25, Washington makes his long-awaited return to New York and the Gallery, once again performing with Jones and his quintet, featuring pianist Yayoi Ikawa, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Eric McPherson. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Washington’s vital and searching music in New York.
The Salim Washington/Darius Jones Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The group features Dr. Washington on tenor saxophone, Mr. Jones on alto saxophone, Yayoi Ikawa on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Eric McPherson on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.