Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 at 8pm
"...a perfectly combustible electric-acoustic outfit whose smart . . . compositions draw from fusion, post-bop and contemporary jazz." — JazzTimes
Throughout their storied 43+year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.
In the late 1970s, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, and Ricky Lawson first met, backing fusion pioneer guitarist Robben Ford, first recording as a band in 1980. When Ford moved in a different musical direction, a new trio – the Yellowjackets – was formed.
Since then, and with the addition of Bob Mintzer and Dane Alderson, the Yellowjackets have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz’s most influential and admired groups. These five musical magicians possess an extraordinary level of musicianship and improvisatory skill that is the envy of many, but a surprise to no jazz fan who has heard their work.
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