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Hillside Jazz (Present Tense): Joel Ross Good Vibes
August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Ross’ playing erupts through the layers of lush arrangements like consistent currents of electricity, high-powered and full of luminous energy” —DownBeat
Still in his mid-20s, rhythmically ecstatic vibraphonist-composer Joel Ross is known for his work with leading new jazz figures Makaya McCraven, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nicolle Mitchell, Kassa Overall, and Marquis Hill. NPR calls him “the breakout jazz star of the moment … partly on the basis of this volatile spark and its cathartic release.” Establishing his own distinctive single mallet approach to the vibes, full of clarity and drive, Ross just released his second Blue Note release Who Are You? to widespread critical acclaim. His Good Vibes quintet features pianist Jeremy Corren, bassist Or Bareket, drummer Jeremy Dutton, and sax wunderkind Immanuel Wilkins. Each artist advances the spirit of risk-taking while maintaining Ross’s vision for telling compelling musical stories.
Enjoy a complimentary gift to make the performance more comfortable, courtesy of Walker Premier Partner, Chase, on August 6. Quantities are limited.