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Geller Jazz Nightclub 2021 Welcomes Joel Ross Quintet

September 22, 2021 @
7:30 p.m.
Eastern Time
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Acclaimed vibraphonist Joel Ross brings his all-star Quintet to Clark for our fall Geller Jazz Nightclub.

“I never had a doubt that I was going to do music,” says Joel Ross, the most thrilling new vibraphonist in America. “My whole life it was just about finding a way to do it.”

In the past few years, keeping up with all of those ways has, for aficionados, turned into a virtuosic practice unto itself. The Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based player and composer has a way of being everywhere interesting at once: from deeply innovative albums (Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings, Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens’ In Common) to reliably revolutionary combos (Marquis Hill’s Blacktet, Peter Evans’ Being & Becoming) to the buzzing debut of Blue Note’s 2018 breakout star James Francies (Flight). Even with his own bands—which include quartets and a large ensemble dedicated to the works of and in-the-style-of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett’s American Quartet—Ross is basically a living blur of mallets and talent and ideas. joined the Blue Note Records roster in 2019 and added his name to an illustrious jazz vibraphone legacy on the label that extends from Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson to Stefon Harris and now Ross.

Please note: This event is only open to members of the Clark campus community who are currently enrolled in the Clark University Covid-19 testing program. Audience members must be masked and vaccinated (or have received an exemption from the University). Clark ID required for entry. Members of the public are not invited to join us in person at this time.

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Date:
September 22, 2021
Time:
7:30 p.m.