Billy Bang Quartet
Saturday, October 18 @ 8 PM
235 Alexander Street
Billy Bang (Bootsy Collins, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Sun Ra Arkestra) is one of the greatest violinist in the history of jazz. His stellar quartet featuring Andrew Barnkey piano, Todd Nicholson bass, Newman Taylor Baker drums is a tour de force.
TICKETS $20.00 Adult / $15.00 Students, Seniors. Tickets on sale Sept 18 at Ticketmaster, Highlife Records or through the Jazz Hotline at 604.872.5200.
Billy Bang The violin is hardly the first instrument that comes to mind when you think about jazz, but that’s never daunted Billy Bang, one of the instrument’s most adventurous exponents.
Over the past 26 years Bang’s hard-edged tone, soulful sense of traditional swing and evocatively expressive style has enhanced over two dozen albums by top names in a variety of genres, from the blistering funk of Bootsy Collins and the harmolodic groove of Ronald Shannon Jackson’s Decoding Society to the intergalactic uproar of Sun Ra.
With more than 15 albums under his own leadership, nearly a dozen more in co-led endeavors, and five more with the String Trio of New York (which he co-founded in 1977 with guitarist James Emery and bassist John Lindberg), Billy Bang is one of the more prolific and original members of the progressive scene. Read more.