Tickets $15 (purchase on Eventbrite)
Doors at 6:30 pm | performance at 7 pm
Jazz tribute to the music of John Coltrane featuring Art Edmaiston (saxophones), Tim Goodwin (acoustic bass), Gerald Stephens (piano), Logan Hanna (guitar), and Chad Anderson (drums).
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
About Arthur Edmaiston:
Saxophonist Arthur Edmaiston was raised in the small town of Troy in Northwest Tennessee but came to Memphis to pursue a degree in Jazz Performance in 1990 and has called the Bluff City home since then.
Early in his search for musical information, Art found a mentor in the great Lannie McMillan who offered guidance on stage and off for the budding saxophonist. Allen Rippe, professor of saxophone at the University of Memphis, also led Edmaiston toward higher levels of achievement through his masterful tutelage.
Countless hours of practicing and late nights jamming with the finest musicians in Memphis and around the world has brought Edmaiston to where he is today; a Grammy-nominated, seasoned professional of stage and studio with no sign of slowing down.
Over the years, Art has played for hundreds of thousands of tourists on world-famous Beale Street, as well as having recorded and toured internationally with such artists as Gregg Allman, Bobby “Blue” Bland, JJ Grey & MOFRO, and the International Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater. New recording projects are due for release in 2018 with a varying array of artists: John Paul Keith, the Love Light Orchestra, Marcella & Her Lovers, Scott Thompson’s Rescue Animals, among others.
Edmaiston has established himself as a leader in music in Memphis and is grateful to be sharing his gift with all who will listen.
About Strictly Jazz Entertainment:
Strictly Jazz Entertainment is committed to cultivating a growing community in the knowledge and appreciation of jazz. We facilitate dialogue and collaboration between the devoted supporters of jazz and the brand new constituents – those new to the genre – for the furthering of the jazz community. We provide a bridge between leading artists and a community that typically does not embrace jazz by promoting concerts in various venues to generate an atmosphere that is viable for the absorption of pure jazz.