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Gary Bartz is LIVE at Jazz Standard April 30th through May 3rd!

April 26, 2015

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Gary Bartz graduated from the Baltimore City College high school and the Juilliard School; his break into the music industry came when filling in with Art Blakey‘s band at his father’s club in Baltimore.

Mr. Bartz has played with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, and Jackie McLean. His group, the Ntu Troop, combined soul, funk, African music, hard bop, and avant-garde jazz.

In liner notes to his album released in 1995, The Red and Orange Poems, Bartz was described by jazz critic Stanley Crouch as “one of the very best who has ever picked up the instrument”. He has recorded more than 40 solo albums and over 200 as a guest artist. He won a Grammy Award in 2005 for his playing on McCoy Tyner‘s album Illuminations.

An alto and soprano saxophonist who has successfully moved through postbop, jazz-funk and free jazz, Mr. Bartz, continues to draw connections in his music. This week his quartet includes the guitarist Paul Bollenback, the pianist Larry Willis, the bassist James King and the drummer Greg Bandy. At 7:30 and 10 p.m., Jazz Standard.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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