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The Steven Kirby Quintet

 

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm

STEVEN KIRBY

Brandon Music is delighted to announce the return of the Steven Kirby Jazz Quintet. The Boston based quintet will be performing contemporary and mainstream jazz on Saturday July 20 th at 7:30pm. When reviewing the music of the Steve Kirby Jazz Quintet, All About Jazz , states, “Kirby's music manifests the truth that jazz is an art built on growth and renewal”.

The Quintet includes Kirby's arrangements and compositions with Kirby on guitar, Carl Clements on flute and sax, John Funkhouser on piano, Mike Connors on drums and a special guest on bass.

Guitarist, composer and educator Steven Kirby is known for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive mainstream and contemporary jazz. Described as “richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz”, he writes original compositions and arrangements, as well as creative arrangements of standard tunes. The Boston Globe says “Kirby plays and writes from inside the music, putting melody and feeling first.”

Jazz Times says Kirby's “creative music – frequently beautiful and always well played – results from personal expression that transcends mere imitation”. His most recent album,” Illuminations” was an Editor's Pick earlier last year in the prestigious jazz publication Downbeat : “Steven Kirby, a guitarist of rippling technique and a poetic mind, has developed a modern jazz guitar style that bridges the angular lyricism of Pat Metheny and the painterly asceticism of Jim Hall.”

His music has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and internationally including features on NPR's ‘Here and Now', ‘Jazz with Bob Parlocha' and ‘Eric in the Evening'. An Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Kirby's jazz compositions have won awards in the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard Song Contest and Downbeat.

He has appeared on over 25 released recordings, including three as a leader and has performed and/or recorded with many of today's most respected contemporary musicians including Chris Potter, George Garzone, Mike Manieri (Steps Ahead), Scott Colley, Bruce Barth, Joe Lovano, Javon Jackson, Harvie Swartz, Joe Hunt, Steve Hunt, George Schuller, Allan Holdsworth, Matt Malley (of Counting Crows) and others. He has toured in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Caribbean, Europe, China and Africa.

For lovers of jazz music this is a performance that should not be missed.

Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us to reserve or for more information.

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