Progressive jazz icons from New York City
Monday May 9 7:00 PM $20 advance/$25 door all ages welcome food and drinks available
Sprezzatura 112 E. Sherman St. Millvale PA
Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets, or on sale at Jerry's Records (Squirrel Hill)
and The Government Center (North Side)
Proof of vaccination and masking required at all events. Thank you!
Lou Grassi - drums Joe Fonda - bass Thomas Heberer - trumpet Kenny Wessel - guitar
[note: the video includes saxophonist Mark Whitecage, who passed away in 2021.]
The Nu Band is a dynamic jazz ensemble from New York City, featuring some of the most unique, compelling and in-demand voices in creative music today. The band was formed in 1999, and since then has released 10 recordings, completed 9 European and several US tours, bringing forward-leaning, provocative and evocative music to the world.
The Nu Band is Joe Fonda on bass, Lou Grassi on drums (both founding members of the group), Thomas Heberer on trumpet and Kenny Wessel on guitar. Each member of the ensemble composes and brings a fresh and individual take on dealing with improvised music, combining structure and freedom. The artists, all of whom lead their own groups, play and record with a variety of world-class musicians. The ensemble has found a voice together, collectively, reflecting years of experience and collaboration.
The band has an illustrious musical lineage and history. Past members of the Nu Band include saxophonist Mark Whitecage and trumpet player Roy Campbell Jr. The current edition of the Nu Band retains the core of the groups concept, while forging ahead musically into the future.
Reviews for The Nu Band - Live in Geneva:
"...everything has fallen into place on the second album from the new line-up. The original traits of craggy spontaneity and rambunctious swing remain in place, but are now informed by the trumpeter's improv-infused sensibility...by the close, it's clear that the most effective response to change is a reframing of aspirations which makes the most of what's at hand. If that can be accomplished with an inventive joie de vivre, then so much the better." - John Sharpe, All About Jazz
".. Heberer brings a brighter, less burnished tone to the frontline and frequently employs extended techniques...Grassi also contributes a new composition, 'Lunch For The Pharoah', which has the flavor of a Sun Ra processional. Fonda penned 'Read This', a piece with knotty themes maneuvered with assured ease. Based on Live In Geneva, it seems as if Nu Band will be a performing aggregation for some time to come. " - Robert Ianopollo, New York Jazz Record
112 E. Sherman St.
Millvale, PA 15209
|Minimum Age: 14|
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