Formerly of the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine with whom he toured extensively, Tardy is a trailblazing player and composer, whose latest CD, Abundance, came out on Palmetto Records in 2001.
He'll play the Painted Bride with special guest, trumpeter TOM HARRELL, on Saturday, February 8th @ 8PM. Tickets are $10 for members/ $20 nonmembers. 230 Vine Street. (215) 925.9914.
Tardy's band will also feature: Xavier Davis on piano, Sean Conly on bass, Jaimeo Brown on drums.
ADVANCE WORD: Another Palmetto Records star, bassist BEN ALLISON - founder of the Jazz Composers Collective - will appear at the Painted Bride March 22.