July18 2024 (Thu)
9:00 PM

Walter Smith III with Bill Stewart, Joe Sanders, Danny Grissett

Modern jazz

Jazz Dock | Jazz Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: July 18, 2024 | 21:00 (Thu)
Venue: Jazz Dock
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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The renowned American saxophonist Walter Smith III will perform as a bandleader for the first time at the Jazz Dock

Although it may appear Smith is a new voice on the scene, he is widely recognized as an adept performer, accomplished composer, and inspired educator. Smith’s recent release, In Common III, has been described as “boundary pushing”, and features some of the most important and talked about musicians in the world - Matt Stevens, Kris Davis, Dave Holland and Terri Lyne Carrington.

In April of 2023, Smith released his debut album for Blue Note records, “return to casual”, to critical acclaim. Smith has developed under the wings of many of the music’s greats. Walter is/has been a member of several legendary groups (recording and/or touring) including the Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band, Terence Blanchard Quintet, Eric Harland's “Voyager”, Bill Stewart Trio, Jason Moran’s In My Mind:Monk at Town Hall, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, the Christian McBride “Situation”, Marquis Hill “New Gospel Revisited”, Gerald Clayton Quintet, Christian Scott group and the Sean Jones Quintet to name a few.

Smith has performed all over the world participating in virtually every international festival as well as famed venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard, and the Kennedy Center. In addition, he has shared the stage and/or appeared on recordings with many important artists including Mulgrew Miller, Billy Childs, Joe Lovano, Herbie Hancock, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ralph Peterson, and a host of others. To date, Walter has appeared on over 100 recordings that are released worldwide. Originally from Houston, TX, Smith now resides in Boston, MA and is Chair of Woodwinds at Berklee College of Music helping to prepare the next generation of young artists.

“'Twio' presents terrific tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III in a tight, tight, tight trio setting.” DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (Editor's Pick)

Walter Smith III – sax; Danny Grissett – p; Joe Sanders – b; Bill Stewart – dr.

Jazz Dock´s ten meters long futuristic bar is full of traditional and proven drinks and cocktails as well as specialities and news for anyone with fantasy. You can enjoy also Jazz Dock kitchen´s delicatessen and treat yourself a tasty dinner, all the time during musical production. 

Important:

  • 20 min. intermission
  • The drinks and food are not included in the ticket price
  • The seats will be allocated to you by the promoter after the entry to the club
  • We recommend to arrive at least 30 min in advance

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