Sullivan Fortner Trio at Jazz Standard

Starting on October 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

October 3rd - 6th

Sets: 7:30 PM and 9:30PM

Lauded as one of the top jazz pianists of his generation, Sullivan Fortner is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances. The winner of three prestigious awards – a Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association, and the 2016 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists – Sullivan’s music embodies the essence of the blues and jazz as he connects music of all eras and genres through his improvisation. On stage and/or on record, he’s collaborated with a host of legendary performers ranging from Paul Simon and Dianne Reeves to Wynton Marsalis and John Scofield. This special Jazz Standard engagement convenes an all–star trio with bassist John Patitucci (Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter) and drummer Nasheet Waits (Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill). “Jazz is a paradox. It’s inclusive and non-inclusive at the same time. It’s ugly and it’s beautiful. It’s raw and it’s refined.” (Sullivan Fortner)
Sullivan Fortner - piano
John Patitucci - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

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