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CHARNETT MOFFETT'S NETTWORK feat. Stanley Jordan, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeff 'Tain' Watts

Nettwork

Charnett Moffett, b
Stanley Jordan, g (28.4.–1.5.)
Cyrus Chestnut, p
Jeff «Tain» Watts, dr

Charnett Moffett

Appearing on over 200 recordings, Charnett Moffett is a veritable bass legend and has one of the most distinguished careers in jazz. Charnett’s father Charles was a drummer with Ornette Coleman, and so Charnett was always around jazz royalty. At age 16 he left Juilliard to join the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, before starting his non-stop career working with innumerable icons of music including Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Tony Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Anita Baker, Stanley Jordan, Harry Connick Jr., David Sanborn, Branford Marsalis and Bette Midler. 

Stanley Jordan

A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Stanley Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan's touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. To date Stanley has performed in over 60 countries on 6 continents. He has played and/or recorded with Quincy Jones, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Stanley Clarke, Kenny Rogers, Kevin Eubanks, Bucky Pizzarelli, Russell Malone, Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and many others. Jordan has received four Grammy nominations.

Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut first studied piano at the age of five. He graduated from Berklee with a degree in jazz composition and arranging. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians (Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison) before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings.

Jeff Tain Watts

One of the most in demand jazz drummers in the world today, Jeff “Tain” Watts joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble. After working with George Benson, Harry Connick. Jr. and McCoy Tyner, he joined the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1989. Watts also recorded and toured with Danilo Perez, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice Coltrane, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Ravi Coltrane. Jeff has an extensive discography as a side-man, as well as six albums as a leader. A true jazz innovator, Watts never fails to deliver the percussive magic that has been his trademark since his emergence on the contemporary jazz scene.

Concerts

Tue. 28th April -
Sat. 2nd May 2015

1st Concert 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 7:00 p.m.)

2nd concert 10:00 p.m.
(Doors 9:30 p.m.)

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