Thursday, December 3, 2009|9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Michael Blake Quintet

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Michael Blake

Tenor Sax

Saxophonist/composer Michael Blake has managed to embrace jazz history while challenging it head on. Honing his skills in John Lurie's iconic downtown band the Lounge Lizards, his presence ...

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Clark Gayton


You would be hard-pressed to identify a musician as comfortable with classical music as he is with jazz, indie rock, folk and reggae. You would be equally hard-pressed ...

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Frank Kimbrough


Pianist/composer Frank Kimbrough has been active on the New York jazz scene for 25 years. He is currently a Palmetto recording artist, having previously recorded as a leader ...

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Ben Allison

Bass Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his lyrical melodies, ...

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Daniel Friedman


Drummer and Percussionist Daniel Freedman was born in New York City and grew up in a musical family. In high school he studied with Max Roach, Billy Higgins, ...

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