Friday, September 8, 6pm-10pm
The Statuary 53 Congress St, Jersey City, NJ 07307
The Statuary is proud to present one of Jersey City's master jazz musicians. Unerringly tasteful and powerfully swinging, drummer George Coleman, Jr. follows his own path in jazz even as he proudly embraces the legacy of his renowned parents. As a drummer, producer, composer, filmmaker, and son of two musical jazz greats, saxophone legend George Coleman Sr. and organist, composer and vocalist, Gloria Coleman, he was seven when master drummer Max Roach gave him his first set of drums. George studied with master teachers including Sam Ulano, Michael Carvin, Harold Mabern and Jamil Nasser. George’s most influential teacher was the late master percussionist Billy Higgins. Under his tutelage, George’s conceptual understanding of both the drums and the music he played broadened, which led Higgins to call him “one of the most talented and creative young drummers on the New York jazz scene.” On his 2023 debut as a leader, Resurgence, Coleman, Jr. unites all these strands under his own banner. His father’s Memphis roots and post-bop vernacular, his mother’s fiery soul-jazz organ sound, and his own study of Afro-Cuban drumming all come together in a compelling session.
George Coleman: Drums and Compositions
TK Blue: Alto Sax
Matt Smythe: Organ
Paul Bollenback: Guitar
Guest Info – A suggested music donation of $25 is appreciated. All music donations go toward artist fees for this and future events. As the great singer Abbey Lincoln said "You gotta pay the band!"
Doors Open: 6pm
Music Starts: 7PM-10PM
RSVP: Please let us know if you will or will not be attending by September 5th. Walk-ins are welcome, however audience members who have responded with an RSVP will be prioritized as we reach capacity. If you are already on our mailing list; please reply via the invite.
About "The Statuary'' - "Where the line between the band and the audience ceases to exist. Jersey City's intimate home for jazz, art, and culture." The Statuary originated in 1907 as the Jersey Statuary Company of Jersey City where the two-story house was Gino DeSanctis's, sculptor and painter, workshop. In 2007, the building was converted into an active artist live/work/present space that has since been a home for community members to celebrate artistic expression, diversity, inclusion, and love through music. The Statuary echoes the mood of the 1970s Jazz Loft scene and provides a platform for innovative and culturally significant local, regional, and national musical talent to create an ethereal atmosphere akin to the history that has shaped this one-of-a-kind space.
This event is in partnership with RiverviewJazz.Org and supported by public funds from the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund.
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