April-9th-2009, 01:11 PM
TK Blue Quartet Performs at Minton's Playhouse, April 25
Saxophonist and bandleader TK Blue performs with his quartet - featuring Benito Gonzales on piano, Belden Bullock on bass, and McClenty Hunter on drums- at The Uptown Lounge at Minton's Playhouse on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The show begins at 9:00 p.m. with a $10 cover charge.
Saxophonist, flautist, bandleader, and composer TK Blue's career in jazz began with early tenures performing with artists ranging from Don Cherry to Nadi Qamar to Abdullah Ibrahim. TK continued his development and work performing and living in Paris while making frequent visits to Africa to study music. While living in Paris, TK forged a musical relationship with Randy Weston that has continued to this day. TK has since returned to the United States and recorded a number of solo albums, notably for Arkadia Records, leading his group The TK Blue Quartet.
TK's most recent album, Follow the North Star, features venerable jazz artists including Steve Turre and Onaje Allan Gumbs. To date, the album has received strong reviews from press, with Jazz Improv describing it as ďan outstanding work of musical art."
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The TK Blue Quartet
TK Blue - saxophone and flute
Benito Gonzales - piano
Belden Bullock - bass
McClenty Hunter - drums
The Uptown Lounge at Minton's Playhouse
208 West 118th Street in Harlem
$10 Cover, 2-drink minimum
Music begins at 9:00 p.m.
Other Upcoming Minton's Shows in April:
Saturday, April 11: Dennis Davis
Saturday, April 18: Eli Fountain's organ trio The Organizers, featuring Bill Saxton
Monday, April 27: Jack Jeffers and the New York City Classics
All other Monday Nights: Harlem Soul Quartet
Tuesday Nights: Marvel Allen Quartet with Omar Edwards
Wednesday Nights: Patience Higgins' Sugar Hill Quartet
Thursday Nights: Gerald Hayes and the Qualified Gents
Friday Nights: Old School R&B DJ set
All concerts begin at 9:00 p.m.