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Gene Ess “Sandbox & Sanctum” Quartet performs at Blue Note NYC, Feb 17, 2008
(Published: February 04, 2008)

Gene Ess – guitar, Toru Dodo – piano, Harvie S – bass, Gene Jackson – drums.

Guitarist Gene Ess will present his “Sandbox & Sanctum” Quartet at Blue Note located at 131 W3rd Street in Manhattan on February 17th, 2008 at 12:30PM & 2:30PM.

Gene Ess brings his award-winning musicianship from a very diverse background. He grew up playing the classical piano, due to his mother being a classical pianist and a well-known piano instructor on the island of Okinawa; his early years were filled with the classical sounds of Beethoven and Chopin. Simultaneously, Gene was receiving a mix of influences: he was exposed to the indigenous music of the island, and - growing up on a US Air Force Base- to the pop and jazz music coming out of the clubs for the American soldiers. Guitar Player Magazine described the performance of Gene's composition by his group as "electrifying fusion, played with solid technique and soul".

Gene has performed his music in Europe, Asia, and the United States, both as leader of his own group and as a sideman. To this day, it is impossible to list all the outstanding musicians that Gene has worked with. Some of them are: Harvie S, Al Foster, Carlos Santana, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Danilo Perez, Donny McCaslin, Dave Liebman, Gene Jackson, Reggie Workman, Slide Hampton, Cindy Blackman, Archie Shepp, Eddie Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, and Yamashita Yosuke.

This concert is produced by SIMProductions. 12:30PM and 2:30PM. For more info, please call Blue Note (131 W3rd St, NY, NY 10012) at 212.475.8592. Tickets: $24.50 includes show and brunch.

More Information: http://www.bluenote.net

Submitted By: Gene Ess


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