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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by William Brown, courtesy of the artist.

Photo by William Brown, courtesy of the artist.

This Thursday, June 9th, The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome pianist Simona Premazzi back to our stage. In her decade-plus experience in New York, Premazzi has forged a unique identity as a soloist and composer, releasing three standout records of her own and working the likes of trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and saxophonist Greg Osby. Her most recent album, The Lucid Dreamer (Inner Circle Music) received strong praise from Ben Ratliff of the New York Times, noting that “…her soloing is something special… picking up on on a complex, heavily rhythmic and idiosyncratic tradition that goes back to stride piano and runs through Thelonious Monk and Andrew Hill.”

On Thursday at the Gallery, Premazzi will be joined by her most recent project—Outspoken—featuring saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist Rick Rosato, and drummer Adam Arruda. Check out the group navigating Premazzi’s knotty tribute to Andrew Hill, “Up on A. Hill,” in the video below.

Simona Premazzi and Outspoken plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, June 9th, 2016. The group features Ms. Premazzi on piano, Dayna Stephens on saxophones, Rick Rosato on bass, and Adam Arruda on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.