Tuesday, June 7, 2016

South Florida Jazz Presents Steve Turre Sextet in Season Finale Show June 11, 2016

South Florida JAZZ!
Season Finale Show 
Steve Turre Sextet
"Bones of Art" (Art Blakey)

June 11, 2016 ~ 8:00 PM
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
(Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie)
 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 

South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier modern jazz organization, closes its season series with the Steve Turre “Bones of Art” Sextet on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM. This concert will take place at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the NSU campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd, Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from Ticketmaster either by calling 954.462.0222; or online at southfloridajazz.org.

Steve Turre is universally regarded as the foremost trombonist in jazz. In addition to his numerous “bests” in DownBeat, JazzTimes and Jazziz polls on that instrument, he also is renowned for his proficiency on conch shells garnering accolades in the Miscellaneous Instruments category in the same polls. The hard-swinging band he brings from New York to South Florida is an original creation of Steve’s paying homage to Art Blakey, the great hard-bop drummer and band leader, with whom all three trombonists in the band played in Art’s iconic Jazz Messengers band.

One of the world's preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and conch shellist Steve Turre, has repeatedly won JazzTimes, Down Beat, and Jazziz magazines’ polls for Best Trombonist and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). During his long career, he has worked mainly with conventional jazz ensembles. But he has had a desire to work with a three-trombone frontline sextet. Many jazz fans recall the Kai Winding-J.J. Johnson two and four trombone bands from the 1950s and ‘60s, but Steve has heard a unique three trombone sound in his mind and recruited two more Jazz Messenger alumni trombonists, Steve Davis and Kuumba Frank Lacy, for this special project.

Of course, Steve’s name for the band has a conscious connection to the rich jazz history. He says, ”’Bones of Art’ means we are artists of the trombone, but we all graduated from Art’s school, and of out of it we became not just instrumentalists, but composers, arrangers, and stylists.” Steve has learned his “Art” lessons well and communicates directly to his listeners through his sound and humanity.

Artistic Personnel:
Steve Turre – trombone and shells
Kuumba Frank Lacy – trombone
Steve Davis – trombone
Xavier Davis – piano
Corcoran Holt – bass
Willy Jones III – drums

Individual concert tickets can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222, ext. 3 or online at www.southfloridajazz.org. All seating is reserved; garage parking is free courtesy of South Florida JAZZ.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County 
Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

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