Friday, June 2nd
Nanny Assis Brazilian Trio
Anybody who sees Nanny Assis perform immediately sees that music is more than just a career for him. He can snatch audiences away by translating rhythms and notes into pure essence, while other times energizing them enough so they can stand up and dance. His ability to make any kind of music sound smooth makes Nanny a notable and gifted artist.
Saturday, June 3rd
David Gibson Quartet
Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied music career that is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson’s musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller once said about Gibson: “Out of all the young players I hear in music today, David is one of the very few who speaks the language of jazz.”
Friday, June 9th
George Burton Trio
A New York local for over ten years, George’s music is a staple in the scene. The George Burton Quintet fuses traditional hard bop, avant-garde, post bop, and R&B, among other genres. He has the ability to shake hands with the past while firing towards the future. This group swings hard, but is also inventive in that it allows each musician to tell his or her own story.
Saturday, June 10th
Ryo Sasaki Trio
Born in Tokyo, Ryo Sasaki started playing trumpet at the age of 15. In the late '90s, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He studied privately with Darren Barrett, Tiger Okoshi, and Charlie Lewis, before returning to Tokyo where he played professionally and taught trumpet. He moved to New York in 2006 and has played many venues including The Blue Note, St Nick's Pub, Minton's Playhouse, and the Cotton club.