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      Hammer Theatre Center presents "Black Cab Jazz - Matt Wilson" in San Jose


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      February 21, 2020

      Friday   7:00 PM

      101 Paseo De San Antonio
      San Jose, California 95113

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      Hammer Theatre Center presents "Black Cab Jazz - Matt Wilson"

      Downtown San Jose will bustle with the sounds of modern jazz in a brand new intimate concert series Black Cab Jazz, to be presented from autumn 2019 through winter 2020. The series is named after presenter Hammer Theatre Center’s intimate black box theatre space, where the concerts will be held in the spirit of classic intimate cabaret shows. Audiences will see today’s hottest jazz artists with 4-top seating amongst a maximum capacity of 120 audience members. Curated by Internationally renowned arts organization San Jose Jazz in partnership with the Hammer Theatre Center, this riveting set of up-close performances will feature Blue Note Records drummer Kendrick Scott (Oct. 20), sizzling vocalist Quiana Lynell (Nov. 8), one of New York’s finest drummers Matt Wilson and his “Honey & Salt” Quintet (Feb. 21), and award-winning saxophonist Melissa Aldana Trio (Mar. 20).

      Matt Wilson has released 13 albums as a leader, appeared on more than 400 others as a sideman and has played with an impressive array of some of the most legendary names in jazz, including Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.

      Wilson was named “2018 Musician of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association and his album, Honey And Salt (Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg), won the JJA’s “Album of the Year Award.” That recording and his previous, Beginning of a Memory, accomplished the rare feat of an artist receiving consecutive 5-star (masterpiece) reviews from DownBeat magazine.

      Wilson’s commitment to jazz goes far beyond his estimable skills as a drummer and bandleader. Also a renowned educator, he is on a tireless mission to foster a lively and deep connection between music and people, whether they be playing or listening to it. To that end, he is extremely passionate about bringing jazz to new audiences and inspiring students to be as individualistic and imaginative as possible.

      Cost: Payment required - $20: Bleachers/$25: Rounds; sold in pairs or fours only (includes a fruit/cheese/nut plate).

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