Dinner and Show: $80
Show Time: 8pm
A select member of jazz´s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music´s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. An eight-time Grammy Award nominee, he continues to earn jazz´s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and 2016 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association.
Proclaimed "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade" by Vanity Fair, Hersch has long defined jazz´s creative edge in a wide variety of settings, from his breathtaking solo recitals and exploratory duos to his extraordinary trios and innovative chamber settings. With some three dozen albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch consistently wins an international array of awards and lavish critical praise for his albums. His latest release, Sunday Night at the Vanguard (Palmetto), is a definitive statement by his long-running trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
March 24 and 25
Dinner and Show: $85
Show Time: 8pm
Buster Williams "Something More" Quartet featuring Stefon Harris, Lenny White and George Colligan
Grammy Award winner Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Branford and Wynton Marsalis and many others. Williams tours frequently with his own group, "Something More" and Scullers is pleased to present this edition of his band.
"When it came time for Williams' solo, the man reminded listeners why he holds an esteemed position among the world's most accomplished jazz bassists. The infallibility of his pitch, the sureness of his time, the alacrity of his technique and the high melodicism of even his staccato passages must be the envy of bass players everywhere.â€ť Howard Reich - The Chicago Tribune
Stefon Harris just won the JazzTimes Critic's Poll for #1 vibraphonist! Harris first joined Buster's band in the mid-90s through a recommendation from trombonist Steve Turre. Harris tours the world with his own band, Blackout, as well as with the SF Jazz Collective. He has also performed with Kenny Barron, Steve Turre and David Sanborn, among others.
The word versatile could be used to describe drummer Lenny White, starting with his tenure in one of the ground-breaking fusion bands, Chick Corea's Return to Forever. Along with Jack DeJohnette and Don Alias, White performed with Miles Davis on the Grrammy Award-winning album Bitches Brew.
Pianst George Colligan is an in-demand pianist, currenty performing with Buster Williams' "Something More" and drummer Jack DeJohnette's New Quintet. Colligan's resume also includes performances with Tom Harrell, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson just to name a few. Colligan is also and award-winning composer and Professor at Portland State University.
Dinner & Show: $80
Show Time: 8pm
THE BAYLOR PROJECT
featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor
NEW CD IS THE JOURNEY
Be A Light is proud to announce that "The Journey", the debut album from visionary duo The Baylor Project, has debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and reached the #1 jazz spot on itunes! "The Journey" has also received worldwide acclaim from outlets such as All About Jazz, Hot House, Soul Tracks, Soulbounce and more
Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, Marcus and Jean Baylorâ€™s highly anticipated collaboration showcases the grace and glory, versatility and virtuosity of a truly extraordinary musical union.
A world-class drummer, Marcusâ€™ creativity and innovative storytelling ability expose his seasoned improvisation and musicianship. Jean, with her agile mezzo-soprano range, combines a fresh, whimsical, approach to phrasing with clever musicality resulting in soul-hugging vocal purity. Released around Valentineâ€™s Day in February, â€śThe Journeyâ€ť has as much to do with the The Baylorâ€™s 15 years of loving one another as it does with Black History Month. Their first feature recording together embodies the true spirit of love while also paying homage to their musical roots and those of the African American experience.
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134
For tickets: 866.777.8932 Email: Info@ScullersJazz.com Ticket purchases are non-refundable.