Jay Collins Band @ The Jazz Gallery 1/31/03


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The Jazz Gallery Presents:
The Jay Collins Band
Friday, January 31st
9pm and 10:30pm

This music is best described as roots, blues, poetry and modern jazz all at once. The band has been gigging around NYC at museums, bars and performance spaces -- attracting a growing audience.

Led by Jay Collins at vocals, tenor & soprano saxes, flute & bansuri, the group features Dred Scott at piano, Diego Voglino on drums and John Robinson on bass fiddle.

Think of Dr. John and Pharaoh Sanders in a band together and you'll get the concept.

Jay Collins has worked with diverse artists, some of them legendary. They include: Andrew Hill (jazz pianist/composer), the Allman Brothers & Gregg Allman (rock icons), Bobby Sanabria (afro-cuban percussionist) and LeRoy Vinnegar (be-bop bassist, 1928-1999). Jay composes all music and lyrics for the group.

The band's influences are, among others Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Tom Waits, Pharaoh Sanders, Bob Dylan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Albert Collins, etc.

“Some musicians simply sound good and Mr. Collins is one of them. He has flow, his ideas rolling out of the horn with a narrative sense..." -New York Times

The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street (below Spring), in lower Manhattan and can be reached by the IRT #1 or 9 to Houston Street or the IND C or E trains to Spring Street.

General admission - $12.00; $10.00 for Jazz Gallery members (except where indicated otherwise). Reservations are recommended. 212-242-1063.

Jay Collins Website: http://www.interjazz.com/jaycollins/

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