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Event Archive - CROSS BORDER JAZZ: Hadley Caliman , Thomas Marriott , Chris Gestrin Trio

Fri. October 3rd 2008 @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages)
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Highlife Records

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Tenor saxophonist Hadley Caliman is part of the living history of jazz music in America.He has performed, recorded and toured with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Gerald Wilson, Carlos Santana, Dexter Gordon, Elvin Jones, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Pass, The Grateful Dead, Joe Henderson, Don Ellis, Flora Purim, Phoebe Snow, Bobby Hutcherson and many others.His influence on the sound of modern jazz music can be heard on many of his albums as a leader, including his newest release on Origin Records: Gratitude, featuring drummer Joe LeBarbera, vibraphone master Joe Locke and trumpeter Thomas Marriott.At 77 years old and now making his home in Seattle, Hadley Caliman is an active and vibrant part of the busy Seattle music scene, and continues to tour, teach and perform throughout the world.

Jazz trumpet artist Thomas Marriott has always been a man with numerous musical interests. The five-time Golden Ear award winner has continued to expand his skills as an instrumentalist, composer and producer, always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz music in all its forms.

The winner of the prestigious Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition in 1999, Marriott soon headed east to New York where he gained initial acclaim through his work with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau big band. After completing 3 world tours with Ferguson, who called Marriott “A truly great jazz trumpet player,” Thomas continued to work in New York and on the road with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Joe Locke, The Tito Puente Orchestra, Brian Lynch, The Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Eric Reed, Bebo Valdez, Les Brown and the Band of Renown, Kenny Kirkland, Ritchie “Alto Madness” Cole, and many others.


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Chris Gestrin Trio

Vancouver-based pianist Chris Gestrin is unquestionably one of the major jazz talents in the country and is in high demand as a musician, composer, and producer. With an ear for texture and subtlety, Gestrin also swings hard and is equally comfortable playing straight-ahead jazz and free improv. This fantastic trio, which features bassist André La... more info