Bob Stewart Quartet – Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

Bob Stewart (800x530)Over 40 years Bob Stewart has established himself as both an innovative tuba player and equally creative jazz educator. As a band leader, recording artist, and featured soloist Mr. Stewart’s playing has been featured on over 80 recordings. He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Charlie Haden, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Moran, Lester Bowie, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Arthur Blythe, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, David Murray, Chaka Khan, Dap Kings, and Aretha Franklin to name a few. While concertizing and touring both in the United States and internationally, Bob Stewart, a Grammy-Nominated Tubist, maintains a faculty position as professor of Jazz History at The Juilliard School. In 2012, Mr. Stewart established “The Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition” to inspire tuba players to lead their own ensembles, helping to establish new tuba repertoire. Mr. Stewart’s newest release is CONNECTIONS – Mind the Gap.

Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

Featuring:

Bruce Williams – Alto sax

Nick Finzer – Trombone

Kahlil Kwame Bell – Conga, percussion instruments

Bob Stewart – Tuba

Date: April 14, 2015

Location: Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th Street, NYC

Price: $15

Time: 12pm – 1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45pm – House doors open at 11:30am

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