Eric Person Big Band

Appearing at:
The Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W.3rd street (between Mcdougal and Sixth Ave)

212-475-8592

$10 at the bar, $15 at the tablePurchase Ticket: Direct Link HERE

featuring

Eric Person-saxophones, flute
Craig Bailey-alto sax, flute
Patience Higgins-tenor sax, clarinet
Sylvester Scott-tenor sax, flute
Frank Vasin-baritone sax
Duane Eubanks-trumpet
Mark Magowen-trumpet
Mark Williams-trombone
Adam Klipple-piano
Bryan Carrott-vibraphone
Adam Armstrong-bass
Shinnosuke Takahashi-drums

Eric Person’s 2012 release “Thoughts on God” is his first CD that features a large ensemble of thirteen musicians playing a suite of twelve compositions that glorify the creator.Michael McDowell of Blitz Magazine says, “He (Person) has definitely joined Coltrane in having produced an enduring work that will stand as a hallmark of the genre.”

Scott Albin of Jazztimes states “This is probably his (Person’s) greatest achievement to date.”

John Murph- Downbeat says “4 1/2 stars! Thoughts On God could be the career-defining album that Eric Person needs to garner greater recognition.”

Glenn Astarita of All About Jazz.com states “One of the finest modern jazz outings of 2012.”

The performance at the Blue Note Jazz Club will feature an array of talented and versatile musicians. This is a performance you do not want to miss!

Saxophonist and composer Eric Person left his native St. Louis in 1982 looking to see what the New York City jazz scene had to offer. After an initial gig with the John Hicks Big Band, he was soon performing with a diverse array of jazz artists such as Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, the World Saxophone Quartet, Dave Douglas, Donald Byrd, Houston Person, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and many others. He’s also been featured with rock and funk icons Vernon Reid, Ben Harper, and Bootsy Collins. Person is also the leader of his own bands “Meta-Four” and “Metamorphosis.”

In 1993, Person released the first of three albums on Soul Note Records – Arrival, Prophecy, and More Tales to Tell – all of which garnered great reviews from critics. His 2010 release, “The Grand Illusion”, reviewed by critic Donald Elfman of All About Jazz, declared that “Person seems to find something new to say and a different direction to follow with every project he undertakes” In a review of 2007′s “Rhythm Edge”, JazzTimes critic Bill Milkowski called Person “a risk-taking improviser, accomplished composer, and inveterate swinger.” Critic Russ Musto of All About Jazz Magazine proclaimed about “Live at Big Sur “(2002) that “Person is more than fine; he’s a major talent of his generation.”