Upcoming Jazz Shows: Larry Coryell, Brian Blade, Cecile McLorin Salvant, John Pizzarelli
SPACE’s listening room is the perfect place to catch a jazz concert this summer. Here’s a look at some of our upcoming shows. Get tickets at evanstonspace.com.
Bassist John Patitucci brings his Electric Guitar Quartet (featuring guitarists Steve Cardenas and Adam Rogers along with drummer-multi-instrumentalist Brian Blade) to Evanston tonight to celebrate the release of his new album, Brooklyn. Check out the premiere of “Do You” via Chicago Reader.
New Orleans-born, New York-based pianist Henry Butler collaborated with trumpeter Steven Bernstein on last year’s Viper’s Drag album for the revived Impulse label. The album explored 1930s jazz tunes from Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller, which Butler imbued with his own unique style. Catch a solo performance from Butler at SPACE on May 28.
New York City’s The Rad Trads bring their soulful American music — with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock ’n’ roll — to the club on May 31. Don’t miss an eclectic night of high-energy jazz and beyond.
Jazz-rock pioneer Larry Coryell brings his Power Trio to the club on June 7, featuring drummer Paul Wertico and bassist Larry Gray, with an opening set by Chicago keyboardist Fred Simon.
Another virtuoso guitarist, Oz Noy, will make his debut at SPACE on June 9. Noy’s trio will feature drummer Jeff Sipe and bassist James Genus.
Jazz fans know Brian Blade as a longtime member of Wayne Shorter’s quartet and as the leader of his own Fellowship band. But the Shreveport, La.-native has had a varied career, playing on Bob Dylan’s Time Out Of Mind as well as Joni Mitchell records. His Mama Rosa project — which he will bring to SPACE on June 16 — is his first recording as a singer, guitarist and songwriter.
One of the brightest new stars of the jazz world today, Cecile McLorin Salvant, returns to SPACE on June 21. Salvant topped the DownBeat Critics Poll last year in four categories, including Jazz Album of the Year for her U.S. debut, WomanChild (Mack Avenue).
One of our favorite trumpeters, Kermit Ruffins, will be back at SPACE for two shows on July 10 to celebrate his new CD, I’m So New Orleans. Check out the title track here.
World-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli brings his quartet to the club on July 11. You can also tune in to the Pizz’s weekly radio show, Radio Deluxe, on WDCB 90.9 FM on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m.