Jazz Gallery Celebrates One Year in NoMad
The Jazz Gallery is celebrating its one year anniversary in the NoMad District, and they have some really great performances lined up in celebration.
The venue is celebrating their anniversary with two great shows this weekend. First, the Darius Jones Quartet presents their structured improvisations. The quartet and guest Emilie Lesbros will take the stage Friday night and play two sets, one at 9 p.m. and one at 11 p.m. As a collaborator of Elliott Sharp, William Parker and Oliver Lake, Jones has made a name for himself with improvisational sounds drawn from his southern routes. The sets run $20 for the public and $10 for members of the gallery.
The music continues with saxophonist and composer Jure Pukl’s “Sound Pictures” project on Saturday night. The Guardian raves, “Pukl combines the skill, soul, and appetite for adventure that has fueled jazz evolution from the beginning, and he’s a rising star of a creative new generation that is energetically driving the music on into its second century.”
Pukl will be joined by Adam Rogers on guitar, Sam Harris on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. The group will be play sets at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.Tickets cost $20 or $10 for Jazz Gallery members.
At the end of 2012, new residential developments forced the non-profit venue to leave their Hudson Square home, where they had been for 17 years and move to our neighborhood. Fortunately for us, Jazz Gallery was able to secure a space at 1160 Broadway where they are now completing their first year of enriching the NoMad District’s music scene, joining ranks alongside other respected venues like the Jazz Standard and The Flatiron Room, and helping to cement NoMad as a hub of international jazz performance.
Congrats to The Jazz Gallery for a great first year in NoMad! For those of you who have not been to the venue, Experience NoMad took a behind the scenes look last year.