The Boise Jazz Society announced its 2015-16 season, and there are some cool cats headed to Idaho this time, including legendary pianist Monty Alexander and six-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton.
Concerts will be in the Riverside Hotel’s Sapphire Room, 2900 E. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Full no-host bar and dining menu will available.
Season tickets are $149, individual shows are $45, but plan ahead because this series does tend to sell out. The artists also will offer clinics and master classes at Boise State University while in town.
All shows are 7 p.m.
HERE’S THE LINEUP
Melissa Aldana and the Crash Trio, Oct. 11-12
Melissa Aldana inherited her flair for the saxophone from her father, renowned saxophonist Marcos Aldana. She grew up in Santiago, Chile and attended The Berklee College of Music in Boston. At 24, she won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, and is now a staple in the New York jazz scene.
Monty Alexander Trio, Nov. 18-19
Pianist Monty Alexander is one of best jazz players around. For more than 50 years the Jamaican-born musician has been on the scene, becoming known as one of the top 50 jazz pianists of all time. He’s on numerous recordings, including the soundtrack for Clint Eastwood’s film “Bird,” about the life of jazz musician Charlie “Bird” Parker.
Tierney Sutton Trio, March 6-7, 2016
A six-time Grammy nominated jazz vocalist and arranger Tierney Sutton has headlined at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Jazz At Lincoln Center. She also can be heard on film soundtracks and in popular television commercials. Her work often is a re-envisioning of works of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Al Jarreau and the Turtle Island Quartet.
Tony Monaco Trio, April 10-11, 2016
Jazz organ player Tony Monaco is known to heat up the keyboard with blistering technique. Tony began working in jazz clubs as a teenager in his native Columbus, Ohio. Since then he’s been a headliner at some of the top jazz venues in the country, including Jimmy Smith’s Los Angeles supper club. Smith is credited with popularizing the sound of the B-3 organ.