Metta Quintet at Comstock Hall, University of Louisville


You Louisville people should be aware that the solid Metta Quintet is playing tomorrow night at Comstock Hall on the University of Louisville campus.

The University of Louisville School of Music is having their Winter Jazz Fest, and the Friday night show is the Metta Quintet of alto saxophonist Greg Ward, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer Hans Schuman.  All of these names are familiar to this site (and my various recommendations columns on other outlets).  Consider this show highly recommended.

The Metta Quintet is constantly undergoing a change in line-up.  They’re associated with JazzReach, a non-profit organization involved heavily in music education and performance.  They do their share of commissions, too, and Metta Quintet is one such outlet for it.  The players and composers could occupy their own wing at the modern jazz hall of fame.

The show is this Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 8pm.

Tickets are $20, unless you’re a student, then it’s $10.

It’s at Comstock Hall on the UofL campus:  2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40292

You should definitely go.

Can’t hurt to mention that Greg Ward’s Touch My Beloved’s Thoughts was this site’s #20 album of the year for 2016 (go read about it).

Also, Glenn Zaleski’s new album Fellowship gets released tomorrow, the day of the show (go listen to it).

And as always, thanks to Mike Tracy at U of L for bringing some more great music to town.