Sunday, December 14, 2008

jason robinson tonight @ grassroots tavern

wind down your weekend with some good free jazz TONIGHT at Grassroots Tavern in the east village. (st marks between 2nd and 3rd). i promise that you'll feel invigorated for the coming workweek after experiencing the stellar saxophone skills of Jason Robinson. he is currently a visiting professor at amherst college and i just took a very lively course with him called "bob marley and the globalization of jamaican popular music" and can vouch for his being a very cool and talented dude.

a little bit about him: his appearance on Toots and the Maytals - Light Your Light (2007/Fantasy) received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album and he has performed and his 2002 release Tandem, which showcases collaborations with of number of influential musicians, including Peter Kowald, George Lewis, Anthony Davis (who i'm a huge fan of), and others, was selected as a "top 10" critic's pick in JazzTimes Magazine.

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