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September 21, 2015 - 3:39pm

An Evening of Live Jazz Music with The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet

posted by Cathy DeBellis in concert, live music, performance.
Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet brings together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians: the buoyant lighter-than-air swing of Bill Chattin’s drums; the earthy melodic pulsations of Don Messina’s bass; the oceanic depth of Charley Krachy’s tenor; and the fiery adventurousness of Kazzrie Jaxen’s piano. Honoring jazz tradition with straight-ahead swing and spontaneous improvisation, this band strives to express the beauty of a melodic line, deriving collective inspiration from the musical philosophies of jazz greats Lennie Tristano and Sal Mosca, as well as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Bud Powell, Warne Marsh, and many others. The quartet's music includes standard tunes, jazz lines, originals, and occasional excursions into the abstract. Their unusual harmonic approach stretches the music in unique and complex directions, always in service to feeling and to the pure joy of improvising. Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors (55+), Students (16+), & GCC Faculty/Staff $5, GCC Students with ID $3, GCC Alum with ID $2 Discount       For ticket reservation or general information, contact the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office 585/345-6814, or by email to [email protected].
Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Community College, Batavia Campus


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