Originally the brainchild of Keaton Wilson (keys, synthesizer), the Tucson Modern Jazz Quartet features Zach White (percussion), Patrick Morris (bass), and Trey Bryant (saxophone) playing a mixture of original works as well as “non-standard” standards by the modern new guard (e.g. Robert Glasper, Dave Holland, and Kenny Garrett).
The Tucson Modern Jazz Quartet aims to transcend one’s understanding of jazz via a diverse sonic palette and an exploration of the shared characteristics of jazz in neighboring genres, including Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and Electronic Music. This show will feature a mixture of new originals penned by various group members (including pieces recently recorded by Wilson and bassist Steve Kalling at the Kendall Opera House), as well as some selections from their 2022 Tribute to Herbie Hancock concert at Tucson’s Century Room. Odd meters, lo-fi breakdowns and ‘in the pocket’ jams are to be expected.