Free and open to the public (register here)
Doors at 5:30 pm | performance at 6 pm
Jazz tribute to the music of Grant Green, featuring Joe Restivo (guitar), Alvie Givhan (piano), Tim Goodwin (acoustic bass), and Pee Wee Jackson (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.
Grant Green was an American jazz guitarist and composer. Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records as both leader and sideman, Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop, and Latin-tinged idioms throughout his career.
About Joe Restivo:
Joe Restivo is a guitar player with over 25 years of professional experience as a performer. He is a graduate of the prestigious Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at New School University. While in New York he performed and studied with such jazz luminaries as Jack Wilkins, Junior Mance, Cecil Bridgewater, and Phil Markowitz. Heavily influenced and inspired by stylistically diverse soul and jazz guitarists such as Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, Steve Cropper, and Reggie Young, Joe has developed into a thoroughly in-demand guitarist and composer in Memphis.
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.