Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series presents Brad Linde's TEAM PLAYERS!
Brad Linde's TEAM PLAYERS: Brad Linde - muted alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; Billy Wolfe - tenor saxophone; Aaron Quinn - guitar; Deric Dickens - drums
Team Players is a quartet collective of composers and improvisers from various places in the US. Inspired by the chamber ensemble sound and free jazz of trail blazers Jimmy Giuffre and Paul Motian, the quartet celebrates the release of their new album, "All American".
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, bandleader, and presenter in the Washington DC metro area. He has worked with legendary musicians including Lee Konitz, Teddy Charles, Barry Harris, Grachan Moncur III, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Chambers, and Dan Tepfer, Matt Wilson, Ethan Iverson, and many others.
As an improviser, he currently works in duo with pianist ERIKA DOHI and with cellist Janel Leppin and guitarist Anthony Pirog in THIRD WHEEL. He composes for his trio UNDERWATER GHOST featuring Pirog and bassist Nathan Kawaller and his quartet collective TEAM PLAYERS (w/ Billy Wolfe, Aaron Quinn and Deric Dickens).
In 2010, he founded and began co-directing the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra - a 17-piece big band in residence at the historic club, and was the director of the 10-piece chamber group the Brad Linde Ensemble (BLE) and the 5 saxophone/rhythm section band "Sax Of A Kind" (2007-2014).
Brad maintained a long performance relationship with the legendary hardbop pianist/composer Freddie Redd, performing at Smalls Jazz Club, Birdland, JALC and other venues in New York, DC, and Baltimore from 2009 through 2013. He was also the musical director for the Freddie Redd/Butch Warren Quintet. He has co-led a New York-based group with one of the original Tristano School members, tenor saxophonist Ted Brown, since 2010.
From 2011-2014, he was curator of the cutting-edge jazz series at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast Washington DC, presenting artists including Mark Turner, Steve Coleman, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darcy James Argue and more. He is on faculty at Northern Virginia Community College and is a contributor to Grove Music Dictionary and Capitalbop.com. He is in demand as a clinician and lecturer on improvisation and jazz history and is currently working on a book about Lester Young. He was a participant in the Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop 2013 and he studied with Barry Harris and Lee Konitz, among others.
$15 Advanced, $18 Door, $10 Student
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Jul 02, 2017 3:53 PM
Jul 02, 2017 3:53 PM