Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jimmy Greene Quartet brings Jazz to Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2014 – The Williams College Department of Music presents the Jimmy Greene Quartet in concert on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public. 

Saxophonist, composer, and educator Jimmy Greene has emerged as a positive presence in the jazz world. His nine solo recordings have been met with much critical acclaim. In a concert featuring many of his own compositions, he will be joined by pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Jonathan Barber.

In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Mr. Greene appears on over 70 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. As a composer, Jimmy Greene was awarded the prestigious 2005 ASCAP / IAJE Commission in honor of Ornette Coleman. 

Jimmy Greene is Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University. Named one of the "25 Young Rising Stars in Jazz" by DownBeat Magazine in 1999, Mr. Greene graduated with a degree in jazz studies from the Hartt School in 1997 and earned a degree in music education from Boston University in 2012. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Jazz Arts at the Manhattan School of Music. 

concert hotline: 413-597-3146

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