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Jacknife: The Music of Jackie McLean

  • The Sound Room 2147 Broadway Oakland United States (map)

San Francisco saxophonist Steven Lugerner continues his explorations of the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with JACKNIFE, a hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. Exploring tunes from McLean's seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums Jacknife, It's Time, Let Freedom Ring, and New Soil, JACKNIFE brings together a formidable cast of rising talent, including trumpeters JJ Kirkpatrick, Darren Johnston & Henry Hung, drummer Michael Mitchell, bassists Garrett Lang & Shimpei Ogawa, pianists Richard Sears, Malcolm Campbell, Parker Grant & Christina Galisatus and on occasion, piano legend Larry Willis.

Collectively, the members of JACKNIFE have toured internationally and collaborated between the New York City, West Coast and European jazz scenes. Members of the group have accompanied entertainers such as Kendrick Lemar and Beyonce, in addition to working with a heavyweight roster of jazz masters, including drum legend Albert Tootie Heath, pianist Fred Hersch, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, saxophonists Dayna Stephens, Miguel Zenón and drummer Matt Wilson.

Earlier Event: October 25
An Evening of Flamenco
Later Event: October 27
Kelly Park BIG Band with Bill Mentz