Boise Jazz Society's next series brings some of the world's best musicians to Boise. The four concerts includes two Grammy winners, a couple of prodigies and real musical legend.
Carmen Lundy Quartet: Oct. 12-13: Based in Miami, this Grammy winning-vocalist and composer is known throughout the world for her powerhouse performances of both jazz standards and her original compositions.
Grace Kelly Quartet: Dec. 7-8: Kelly is a true jazz prodigy, composing her first piece at 7 and released her first CD at 12. Now 22, this Korean American jazz artist is considered one of the best saxophone players around. She’s played with her own group at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Ronnie Scott’s and other world-class venues, and she has worked with the late Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., David Sanborn and others.
John Clayton and Gerald Clayton Duo: March 1-2 A protégé of the great Ray Brown, John Clayton is one of the best bassists around; his son Gerald is a hot, up-and-coming pianist. This is a rare opportunity to see them perform as a duo. John Clayton, artistic director of the University of Idaho Jazz Festival, is a Grammy-winning player, composer and arranger. He’s performed with Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Monty Alexander and others. Gerald is considered one of the best of his generation of jazz musicians, noted for reinventing standards and blending traditional jazz technique with a neo-soul vibe.
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Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet featuring Ellis Marsalis: The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour This is a chance to see two members of the Marsalis family — New Orleans’ jazz legends all — Delfeayo on trombone and his father Ellis on piano. Ellis is the patriarch of a jazz family that has in many ways changed the music. Ellis, Delfaeyo and his brothers Wynton, Branford and Jason all earned a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, the nation’s highest honor for jazz musicians.
A four-concert subscription is $149; single tickets are $45. Concerts are at 7 p.m. at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise.