David Murray, sax
Mingus Murray, guitar
Lafayette Gilchrist, piano
Herman Burney, bass
Eric Kennedy, drums
This is a special and rare annual appearance by a masterful, internationally renowned artist of incredible stature. Grammy Award winning saxophonist David Murray's past shows were sold out! Seating is limited – get your tickets early!
Tickets are $25 in advance//$28 at door/$10 full time students with ID
Mr. Murray, an Oakland native, now living in NYC and Europe, has enchanted audiences around the world with his rocket-fueled streak of sonic creativity. His music defies genre boundaries, weaving a unique tapestry of sound.
A co-founder of the historic World Saxophone Quartet with Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake and Julius Hemphill, he has played with the greats: Bobby Bradford, Arthur Blythe, Stanley Crouch, Cecil Taylor, Dewey Redman, Sunny Murray, Tony Braxton, Don Cherry, Lester Bowie, Frank Lowe, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Randy Weston, Elvin Jones and many others. David is a masterful musician who can cast a spell with every note!
His awards include a Grammy and several nominations; a Guggenheim Fellowship; the Bird Award; the Danish Jazzpar Prize; Village Voice musician of the decade; Newsday musician of the year; personality of the Guinness Jazz festival, and the Ralph J. Simon Rex Award. Two documentaries have been made about David Murray’s life: “Speaking in Tongues” and “Jazzman”, nominated at the Baltimore Film Festival.