With Vincent Gardner, trombone; Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Eric Reed, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; and Willie Jones III, drums
One look at the Vincent Gardner Sextet’s lineup will tell modern jazz aficionados all they need to know about the quality of these performances. These six players are among the top echelon of our time, and the extensive list of greats they’ve worked with is too long to list. Led by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, this group is known for a smart selection of mostly bop and straight-ahead jazz, featuring both originals and tunes by composers like Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Hutcherson. Whether you’re a jazz fan who has seen it all, or a curious newcomer looking to experience live jazz in New York for the first time, these performances will be a good time for all.