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Devin Gray Trio

Devin Gray Trio

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The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957. It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is an intimate, volunteer-run lounge specializing in...

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DEVIN GRAY TRIO
From New York

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES

Devin Gray – drums
Ralph Alessi – trumpet
Angelica Sanchez - piano


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
Doors at 7:00 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets - $24.00 for EJS members; $28.00 for non-members/guests

www.devingraymusic.com

New York drummer and composer Devin Gray is on a mission to share his unique musical language. An artist inspired by years of close contact with many jazz legends is proving his creative band leading and compositional techniques to be reaching people all over the world. Gray's music is not directly typical main stream jazz yet one of a more open ended creative expression, while still being a part of the rich American jazz heritage while including references often forgotten or dismissed by his younger generation.

His new trio with master musicians includes Ralph Alessi on trumpet and Angelica Sanchez on piano. It showcases his creative approach to composition, improvising, and bandleading in the modern field of jazz. This all new set of music for the trio was written in August during Gray's off days while touring in Europe. Topics of interest and inspiration in this set of music range from current political, social, economic, and modern traveling frustrations. Expect to hear influences and expressions though song titles such as "The Hardest Touch”, “6 Yard Box”, “Help Save the Rainforest by not Using Amazon”, “Melt All the Guns”, “Churchesque”, and “Ryan Scares."

Devin has collaborated with such jazz musicians as Dave Douglas, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Jensen, Dave Burrell, George Garzone, Ellery Eskelin, Sam Rivers, and Dave Liebman. He has released sic recordings as a leader. His most recent recording of his Dirigo Rataplan group was described as “a high-flying, breathtaking slice of up-to-the-minute jazz.”

The Yardbird Suite concert by the Devin Gray Trio is in preparation for a new recording to document the trio’s exciting new music.

Date & Times

  • Fri 10/18/2019 8:00 PM

    Tickets will be available at the door.