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Uptown Jazz Tentet

New Music from the Uptown Jazz Tentet!

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is one of the most dynamic large jazz ensembles to emerge in 2016.  Founded and led collaboratively by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite & James Burton III, the band is comprised of ten of the most venerable and ubiquitous young sidemen in all of jazz.  The compositional styles of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Quincy Jones, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis inform the ethos of this powerhouse group, shaping the band's unique and unmistakable sound.

The power of a big band + the intimacy of a small group.

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James Burton III

Trombone

 New York based trombonist James Burton III is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most sought after performers/educators in the jazz community. Mentored by jazz luminaries Jackie McLean ...

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Brandon Lee

Trumpet

Jazz trumpeter Brandon Lee was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Growing up in a musical family, Brandon began playing piano at an early age and by age ...

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Willie Applewhite

Trombone

Willie Applewhite, trombonist, composer, and arranger, is emerging as an important voice in the world of jazz performance and education.  Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, his musical ...

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Tatum Greenblatt

Trumpet

A Seattle native, Tatum Greenblatt is a musician, composer and bandleader who has established himself as one of the most in-demand trumpet players on New York City's music ...

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Jordan Pettay

Alto Sax

Jordan Pettay is a jazz saxophonist, composer and teacher. Instantly recognizable for her sophisticated and spiritual sound, Jordan has collaborated with many of the world’s premier jazz artists including ...

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Ron Blake

Tenor Sax

Multi-talented saxophonist Ron Blake inhabits many worlds, and nowhere is this more apparent than on his third release for Mack Avenue, Shayari (shy-ree). Produced by pianist Michael Cain ...

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Kurt Bacher

Baritone Sax

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Adam Birnbaum

Piano

Adam Birnbaum is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano. Since arriving on the New York scene in 2003, he has become increasingly prominent ...

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Clovis Nicolas

Bass

After having established himself as a first-call bass player in France (concerts with Brad Mehldau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michel Legrand..) Clovis Nicolas moved to New York in the ...

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Aaron Kimmel

Drums

Aaron Kimmel is a native of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and is now a freelance drummer in New York City. Aaron is a Bachelor of Music graduate from The Juilliard School, ...

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