Monday, April 8, 2024

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Jazz Series Presents New Jazz Underground on Friday, April 19, 2024

New Jazz Underground 
Presented by
Sidney & Berne Davis
Art Center Jazz Series 

 Sidney & Berne Davis 
Art Center's
Grand Atrium
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Friday, April 19 2024
6:30pm: Cocktails, 7:30pm: Performance

“New Jazz Underground” is a trio composed of three Juilliard School Alumni in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s inner circle of young artists who have worked closely with jazz masters ranging from Wynton Marsalis, Victor Lewis and ELEW. The trio featuring Abdias Armenteros - saxophone, 23, Sebastian Rios - bass, 26, and TJ Reddick - drums, 23, met while they were students at the prestigious Juilliard School. However, it wasn’t until the Summer of 2020 when they started playing as a group regularly. 

Forced out of live music venues during the pandemic lockdown the group would meet on a weekly basis in the parks and streets of NYC to perform. Still without a live audience, in January of 2021 the band started their YouTube channel and have since built a worldwide audience of over 2 million viewers and 65k+ subscribers as of April 2023 through their viral video performances.

The band’s artistic ethos is steeped in veneration of the rich lineage of jazz while demonstrating an acute awareness and presence in contemporary postmodernist sensibilities. Their online output reflects this characteristic balance, performing music created in solemn focus on swing, the blues, and improvisation, yet their approach in the modern art and media landscape comes with a measured irony. Attention-grabbing and at times even provocative titles such as “they can hate but we still swinging,” “f***ᵏ/s***ᵗ/c**ᵗ/jazz.,” and “Modern Jazz but its good” play into “clickbait” and “cringe” internet tropes. However, in contrast to what the titles may suggest these performances exemplify young artists who have immersed themselves in the jazz tradition yet exude an idiosyncratic collective musical identity rooted in the artist’s familial interpersonal relationship that speaks to a democratic modernity of profound symbolic significance.

In spring of 2023 they released their first single title “Hold My Halo / Pseudo Latin Vibe” marking their first official release and glimpse into their original musical conception.

Generously underwritten by Alexandra Bremner in loving memory of Eunice Bremner.

Friday, May 10 2024


The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, run by Florida Arts, Inc. (a 501c3 organization), is a must-see attraction in downtown Fort Myers with a colorful history. The center is dedicated to bringing world-class art events to the Southwest Florida community. Within our restored, state-of-the-art facility, we present a wide range of events to the public. From concerts to art exhibitions, galas to lectures, and providing educational arts experiences for children and adults alike– we promise excellence!

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