Jacam Manricks Band (Featuring Jeff 'Tain' Watts)

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Jacam Manricks Band (Featuring Jeff 'Tain' Watts)

Jacam Manricks Quartet Featuring Jeff 'Tain' Watts

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Rio Americano Performing Arts Center 4540 American River Drive Sacramento, CA 95864

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Saxophonist/composer Jacám Manricks will bring a world class jazz quartet featuring multiple Grammy award winner and internationally acclaimed drummer/composer Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts to Sacramento on December 8th, 2022. This highly anticipated concert will feature the former Wynton Marsalis drummer extraordinaire Watts, along with Art Blakey Jazz Messenger and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, and Sacramento’s own legendary jazz pianist Joe Gilman.

While Manricks lived in New York from 2001-2015 he performed with Jeff ‘Tain’ Watt’s in his big band along with smaller ensembles led by other New York based artists. The concert December 8th will reunite these two artists and create a rare opportunity to hear Sacramento’s finest with some of the best in the world. Music from Manricks’ new album Samadhi, popular jazz standards, and compositions by Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts will be presented in an action packed, not to be missed concert extravaganza.

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Jacám Manricks established his bona fides as a composer, arranger, and improviser of the highest order. A multi-instrumental master, he spent more than a decade in New York City collaborating and recording with definitive 21st-century players such as drummers Tyshawn Sorey, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Matt Wilson, guitarists Ben Monder and Adam Rogers, pianists Gary Versace and Kevin Hays, and bassists Thomas Morgan and Joe Martin. Manricks has been based in Sacramento for 7 years now. His impact on the local jazz scene has been significant, raising the standard by presenting concerts as a leader, often featuring internationally renowned artists, and performing as a sideman as soloist/composer/arranger/educator for local jazz artists and institutions.

Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble. Jeff is undoubtedly one of the most historically significant and important jazz drummers of our time. He has developed new approaches to jazz rhythm that have impacted modern jazz artists world-wide. In addition to having his own unique sound as a virtuosi drummer and jazz composer, Jeff carries-on the legacy of American jazz drumming greats, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Tony Williams and Max Roach.

First call New York city bassist and former Art Blakey Jazz Messenger Essiet Okon Essiet has performed with a who’s who of jazz masters including Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Cedar Walton, Jackie McLean, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Higgins, Abby Lincoln, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, to highlight only a partial list.

Joe Gilman is Sacramento Jazz. He was the primary pianist with jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson from 2006 to 2016, and has performed with Eddie Harris, Woody Shaw, George Duke, Chris Botti, Eric Alexander, Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon and David "Fathead" Newman. Dr. Gilman has shared his knowledge disseminating jazz education in the Sacramento area for over 30 years teaching at the Brubeck Institute, American River College CSU Sacramento and his private studio.