Saturday, September 12, 2020

Radio Free Birdland Presents Houston Person with The Emmet Cohen Trio

Tenor Saxophonist Houston Person with The Emmet Cohen Trio

WHEN: September 15th @ 7pm

Tenor saxophonist Houston Person is a living legend of jazz. The South Carolina native is a keeper of the soul jazz tradition, having earned his reputation on the 1960's-70's "Chitlin' Circuit," in organ groups led by John Hammond, Charles Earland, and Don Patterson. Most notably, he spent three decades as the melodic foil to the late jazz vocalists Etta Jones and Freddy Cole. For Radio Free Birdland, Houston teams with emerging star pianist Emmet Cohen's trio. With Yasushi Nakamura (bass) and Evan Sherman (drums).

Ravi Coltrane Quartet featuring Brandee Younger

WHEN: September 22nd @ 7pm

Grammy-nominated saxophist, Ravi Coltrane returns to the Birdland stage with a quartet featuring, harpist Brandee Younger. This streaming concert, part of the Radio Free Birdland Series, features John Coltrane compositions in celebration of the icon’s birthday. Ravi Coltrane is joined on stage by Allan Mednard on drums, Rashaan Carter on bass, and Brandee Younger on harp.