Boss Tenors Series: Craig Handy Quartet
82 West 3rd Street
About The Event:
“a careful, thoughtful improviser—expansive and precise.”
—All About Jazz
Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonist Craig Handy brings his formidable quartet to the Zinc jazz club on Friday, May 24. He’s supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Barry Stephenson, and drummer Donald Edwards.
Saxophonist Craig Handy began his career performing with jazz masters such as Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. By his late 20s, Handy was already known for his technical mastery and prodigious post-bop talent, as well as the versatility demonstrated by performing with vocalists like Betty Carter and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Handy has since toured and performed with numerous jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton, Wynton Marsalis, and The Cookers. Handy now leads a new project entitled Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, drawing on New Orleans music and the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincjazz.com.