Tickets: $15 (purchase on Eventbrite)
Doors at 6:30 pm | show at 7 pm
Jazz tribute to saxophonist Michael Brecker featuring Lannie McMillian (tenor sax), Tony Thomas (piano), Austin Bradley (drums), Gerard Harris (guitar), and Scott Reed (bass).
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.
Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was awarded 15 Grammy Awards as both performer and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007.
About Lannie McMillan:
Lannie McMillan is a lifelong, full-time jazz performer. Lannie graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education. He has been a staff musician at many recording studios including Stax Records, Shoe Productions, and the Hi-Cream Studios. He has also performed with many well-known jazz artists, such as Stan Kenton, Buddy DeFranco, Lou Soloff, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Maynard Ferguson, and Don Menza. In addition, he participated in a blues seminar given at King George College and performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1993. Lannie McMillian is the featured saxophonist for Sunday Brunch at Owen Brennans.
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.