Experience a fresh and captivating approach to the timeless music of the legendary jazz composer Tadd Dameron with this extraordinary quintet! Dameron’s compositions will be brought to life through mesmerizing vocal performances—an often-overlooked facet of his brilliant legacy. While Dameron himself was not widely recognized as a lyricist, this collection showcases a captivating mix of lyrics by Irving Reid, Bernie Hanighen, and Jack Reynolds that beautifully captures the essence of his modern musical language.
Enveloped by the skillful artistry of a core combo, featuring the formidable baritone sax solos of multiple award–winner Gary Smulyan, the exquisite piano stylings of Pete Malinverni, the solid bass foundation of Ugonna Okegwo, and the dynamic drumming of Matt Wilson, these vocal renditions truly shine and are only specially presented through this quintet. Anaïs Reno takes the spotlight, effortlessly delivering each song’s emotional depth and nuance.
Season subscription: $150
AKG member season subscription: $130
General admission (single concert): $40
AKG member (single concert): $35
Learn More: https://buffaloakg.org/events/art-jazz-gary-smulyan-tadds-all-folks-featuring-ana%C3%AFs-reno
For more than two decades, the Art of Jazz series has been recognized as one of the premier jazz events in North America. Now, guests are invited to join the museum as this series makes its long-awaited return to the Buffalo AKG.