Howard Wiley's Quartet at 57th Street Gallery
(Published: May 13, 2011)
"Wiley's a tenor titan when he takes off on something, swinging like crazy, leaping all over the chart like it's a jungle gym; blowing hot, then cool, first strident, then tip-toeing through a chorus."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Wiley makes the point the only way he knows how: with musical notes and his
saxophone. He's earned our attention."
- Down Beat Magazine
Saxophonist Howard Wiley returns for another exhilarating evening at the Bay Area's newest Jazz spot, The 57th Street Gallery at 5701 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Friday May 27th.
Howard's remarkably passionate sound moves from bold and brash to soft and sensuous yet remains rooted in soul, while incorporating classic, traditional and contemporary esthetics to form his own original voice. The gospels and spirituals of the Black church, the swing of Lester Young and Colman Hawkins and the sonic revolutions of Greg Osby and the M-Base collective are all evident with Wiley. He has recorded and performed with the likes of Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Dayna Stephens, Lavay Smith, and Norman Brown as well as receiving numerous awards and accolades from the Thelonious Monk Institute, including MVP honors for the Grammy All-American Jazz Band and the Berklee College of Music Scholarship Award. At the age of 15, Wiley released his first c.d. as a leader, The Buisnessman, signaling the arrival of the newest diamond in the rough. Wiley has since released Twenty First Century Negro, the highly acclaimed cd The Angola Project, and his latest recording Twelve Gates To The City.
Join Howard Wiley and his quartet Friday May 27th at Oakland's newest venue for quality Jazz and contemporary art, The 57th Street Gallery at 5701 Telegraph Avenue. Two sets, beginning at 8pm $15 Admission
For more information and reservations check www.57thStreetGallery.com or call 510.654.6974
Howard Wiley: www.howardwiley.com
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