Wednesday, June 29, 2011|9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

The Michael Dease Sextet

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Michael Dease


Michael Dease has emerged as one of the premier jazz trombonists of his generation. Born in Augusta, Georgia, the “Deep South”, Dease played the saxophone and trumpet before ...

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Sharel Cassity

Alto Sax

You can’t really argue with a full ride to Julliard, 5 consecutive appearances on Downbeat’s “Rising Star Alto Saxophone” list, 3 album releases, 3 of her own bands, ...

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Eric Alexander

Tenor Sax

Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander has been exploring new musical worlds from the outset. He started ...

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Helio Alves


Helio Alves was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1966 and started piano lessons at age 6. Following his early immersion in playing the pop standards and classical ...

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Dezron Douglas


The New Jazz Workshop or NJW was formed in September of 2000 by Dezron Douglas, and Lummie Spann. At the time they were both students of the Jackie ...

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Winard Harper


Downbeat magazine says, "Winard Harper is one of his generation's greatest standards bearers. Harper's goal seems plain and simple - propel the ensemble with a dynamic sense of ...

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