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The Life and Music of Gigi Gryce: Off Minor Jazz Series

March 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

With the health, well-being, and comfort of all as our top priorities, City of Asylum requires that our staff, artists, and all those attending an event be fully vaccinated. Please click here to learn more about our Covid 19 policies. 

Alto saxophonist, composer, educator and bandleader Gigi Gryce is one of Jazz’s quiet Masters. Gryce was at the forefront of the Hard Bop movement of the early / mid 1950’s making equal contributions as a player and composer. Gryce participated in some of that era’s most important recording sessions with greats like Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Max Roach and Teddy Charles. He also pioneered Jazz musicians publishing and owning their music, a role that would ultimately drive him away from the Jazz world. 

Join the musicians of the Off Minor Jazz Series as they showcase some of Gryce’s best known pieces along with some rare gems. 

Featured Musicians: 

Jeff Bush – trombone

Alton Merrell – piano

Chris Coles – alto saxophone

Dwayne Dolphin – bass

Thomas Wendt – drums

About your visit: 

Remember you can dine at the in-house restaurant 40 North before, during, or after the show. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-111 to make a reservation. 

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March 13, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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