A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo by Fabrice Journo, courtesy of the artist

Photo by Fabrice Journo, courtesy of the artist

As you may have heard, The Jazz Gallery went quiet last weekend to undergo a little cosmetic makeover. While a weekend without music at the Gallery hardly seems like a weekend, I am happy to report that we will be back on this Thursday evening in our spruced-up space.

To inaugurate our new look, we are proud to present pianist Tony Tixier and his trio, featuring Alan Hampton on bass and Craig Weinrib on drums. Born in France of Martinequean descent, Tony (and his violinist twin brother Scott) now call New York home, at least when they’re not touring around the world. Much of Tony’s music has an expansive quality to it, and he has a knack for creating large-scale forms that still allow his talented bandmates to stretch out, like on the piece “Calling Into Question,” below:

But Tony can mix it up too, especially in an intimate trio setting. Check out this recent performance at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn:

Tony will be presenting some new music on Thursday evening—a perfect accompaniment to the Gallery’s new look.

The Tony Tixier Trio performs at The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, May 14th, 2015. The group features Mr. Tixier on piano, Alan Hampton on bass, and Craig Weinrib on drums. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. $15 general admission for the first set ($10 for members), $10 general admission for the second ($8 for members).  Purchase tickets here.