We’ve just worked out a new season of Berklee in Gloucester beginning with The Jim Odgren Quintet, featuring not one, but TWO BERKLEE PROFESSORS. The band plays jazz and standard songs in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50′s and 60′s Blue Note jazz. We kick off the 2012/2013 season at The Gloucester House in their front room with excellent acoustics.
Doors open at 6:30, so come for dinner and stay for the show. You will be able to purchase tickets on-line later tonight or tomorrow morning. You can also call 978-525-9093 to get tickets. Seating is limited and last time the Gloucester House show was almost sold out, so don’t wait too long.
Today we also set up the Gloucester2Berklee Scholarship Fund at Berklee. This scholarship fund is earmarked for helping to send a Gloucester student to Berklee. If you want to donate to the fund, bring a check to the concert, make it payable to Berklee College of Music and put Gloucester2Berklee in the memo. Soon you may even be able to donate on-line.
Here’s some more info on The Jim Odgren Quintet:
Both Professors at Berklee College of music in Boston, Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) and Jim Odgren (alto saxophone) co-lead the band. Joining them are three young and very talented Berklee student musicians – Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano and Lucian Gray on guitar. Their music swings hard, bringing out a style reminiscent of mainstream jazz from the era, combined with solos that venture into more modern sounds. Dave and Jim have released one cd together. It’s called “Day Dreaming“. It can be found on CDBaby here.
Jim Odgren, alto saxophonist extraordinaire, has put together an album filled with playing of extraordinary intricacy. Yet it’s executed with such style and ease, it’s accessible to the common listener. Its smooth melodicism, mixed with intricate lines and exiting harmonies makes this album a must to listen to. This is musicianship at the highest level and it deserves a place in everyones CD collection
Steve Johnson’s review of
Jim Odgren’s CD “Her Eyes” available here.