JIMMY GREENE QUARTET – Fri & Sat January 6 & 7 - Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886*
We are so thrilled to welcome back our friend and neighbor, Jimmy Greene, to The Side Door once again! For those of you who didn’t manage to get a ticket for his last sold out shows, we recommend getting them as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!
Jimmy Greene’s latest release, Beautiful Life on Mack Avenue Records, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“I want the music to reflect the way that Ana lived,” Greene says. He fulfills that mandate with an intense, cohesive, genre-spanning program—juxtaposing the hardcore instrumental jazz for which he is best known with traditional spirituals, contemporary Christian music, standard ballads and three original songs framing his own lyrics. Animating the repertoire is a gold-standard rhythm section (Renee Rosnes, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Lewis Nash, drums), augmented at various points by guitarists Pat Metheny and Jonathan DuBose, Jr.; pianists Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut; vocalists Kurt Elling, Javier Colon and Latanya Farrell; spoken word from Tony Award®-winning actress Anika Noni Rose; a 13-piece string ensemble from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; as well as an accomplished children’s choir.
Greene himself is one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation since graduating from Hartt School of Music in 1997. He composed or arranged every selection and plays tenor and soprano saxophones as well as flute with customary authority, melodic focus and abiding soulfulness. See his website for more details at www.jimmygreene.com
“Music has a unique way of communicating and healing. I’m so thankful that music is my profession - that I am able to write and arrange to create settings that convey the emotions I experience, not the least of which is the pain that my family and I have endured at a time when words fail.” – Jimmy Greene
Please visit www.jimmygreene.com for more details….. see you Saturday July 25th. Just one night so be sure to get your tickets as soon as you can!
JIMMY GREENE QUARTET – Fri & Sat January 6 & 7 -Doors 7:30 Show 8:30 www.thesidedoorjazz.com 860-434-0886*
*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable - no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set - no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable - no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set - no flash. Enjoy a discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!