John Yao Quintet$12
Progressive, melodic and unpredictable. The John Yao Quintet features the unique compositions of Trombonist John Yao, which are firmly rooted in the jazz tradition but not afraid to step out into the free-rider zone at times. For over a decade, Trombonist, composer and arranger John Yao has been an active member of the NY jazz scene working extensively with Grammy-award ensembles including the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra among others. Yao is the leader of two working bands – John Yao Quintet and John Yao & His 17-piece Instrument. Both projects feature his adventurous compositions. He has received press in Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times, Jazziz and New York Times. Yao’s music gives the players free rein to let loose all the while exploring the concepts of opposing forces—of chaos and order, together and apart, individual and group.
This month’s group features:
John Yao / Trombone, Compositions.
Billy Drewes / Alto and Soprano Saxes.
Jon Irabagon / Tenor Sax.
Peter Brendler / Bass.
Chris Smith / Drums.
John Yao Quintet at Terraza 7 on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 9:00pm.
$12 cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.