2019 Band Biographies

2019 Lineup

Leroy Jones Quintet

Legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the “keeper of the flame” for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City.

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Benny Green Trio

Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

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Caroline Davis

Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer and saxophonist Caroline Davis lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in 2012.

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Andrew Sanchez & His Hip Six

As an educator and composer of music, Sanchez bridges the gap of American jazz and Western classical music in his compositions to appeal to wider audiences and to educate the idea of “music is just music” to strictly single-genre artists.

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Sidecar Social Club

Spirited, stylish and engaging, Sidecar Social Club is a shot of whiskey hitting your veins. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, their energetic sets take you to colorful and surprising places.

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Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble is one of the groups sponsored by the non-profit Philharmonic Association, Inc. whose mission is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music

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