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Will Calhoun's Native Lands Trio at The Blue Note, with special guest Wallace Roney
(Published: August 03, 2012)

Will Calhoun brings his Native Lands Trio, with special guest Wallace Roney on trumpet, to The Blue Note Monday, August 13, at 8 and 10:30 PM. Marc Cary will be on keys and Charnett Moffett on bass. Admission is $15 ($10 at the bar.)

Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres: jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, et al, while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Native Lands can be described as Jazz meets World, coupled with trance-inducing urban music. This dual disc (CD/DVD) combines Calhoun's experiences as he marries his far reaching interests in a genre-bending collection that taps key expressionists from various backgrounds. Among those contributing are Pharaoh Sanders, Mos Def, Buster Williams, Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks, Marcus Miller and Wallace Roney, as well as Nana Vasconcelos from Brazil and Cheick Tidiane Seck from Mali.

Wallace Roney follows the true Jazz tradition of utilizing the past to move forward. This has resulted in acknowledgment by the public and his peers with his receipt of three Grammy Awards and numerous nominations for projects in which he was the featured performer and/or collaborator. He holds the distinction of being the only trumpet player Miles Davis ever personally mentored.

Marc Cary is a post bop jazz pianist based out of New York City. Cary has played and recorded with several well-known musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Arthur Taylor, Abbey Lincoln, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stefon Harris, Lauryn Hill, Ani DiFranco, Jackie McLean, and Carmen McRae. Hailed by Down Beat as one of the most, "multi-dimensional keyboard players on the scene today."

Charnett Moffett began playing with Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis in the mid-1980's. This led to a career as a free-lance bassist, and he has performed and recorded with a long string of musicians, including Stanley Jordan, Harry Connick, Jr., Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, Mulgrew Miller, Courtney Pine, Arturo Sandoval, Lew Soloff and Sonny Sharrock.

The Blue Note, one of the most prestigious jazz clubs in the world, is located at 131 West Third Street in Greenwich Village, at the West 4th Street subway stop. For tickets and reservations, call 212-475-8592 or visit bluenotejazz.com.

More Information: http://www.bluenotejazz.com

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