ROCK HALL — Vibraphone player Chuck Redd returns to the Mainstay with an all-star band of some of young jazz players at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Tickets are $25 online or $30 by phone reservation or at the door. Information and advance ticket sales are available on the Mainstay’s website at mainstayrockhall.org
According to a news release, Mainstay favorite vibist Chuck Redd presents a concert featuring some of the most exciting young jazz talent in the music today. Ranging in age from high school seniors to young working professionals, this group’s talent belies their youth.
The show features Ephraim Dorsey on the tenor saxophone (Baltimore School for the Arts), Micah Thomas on piano (Juilliard), Jon Guo on bass (Peabody) and Chris Latona on drums (Oberlin).
Redd has played with the greats so he knows talent and he likes advancing the stars of tomorrow, the release states. Sixteen-year-old tenorist Ephraim Dorsey has been burning up the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. scene since getting his start at the age of 10.
Columbus, Ohio native Micah Thomas recently graduated from the jazz program at Juilliard Conservatory and in his short career has already appeared with some of the greatest luminaries in jazz including Wynton Marsalis and Joshua Redman.
Washington, D.C. son Chris Latona mentored with tenor great Paul Carr before studying at Oberlin University with jazz elder Gary Bartz and has brought a fiery sensibility on the drums back to the Washington scene. Bassist Jon Guo recently graduated from the Peabody Conservatory and has become a mainstay of jazz groups throughout the region.
The Mainstay is a nonprofit storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s Main Street.
Upcoming Mainstay performances include:
Nov. 11 — Joe Holt welcomes Matt Folker
Nov. 16 — The John Thomas Quintet
Nov. 18 — Joe Holt welcomes Steve Beskrone
Nov. 24 — The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents the Gallery Winds
Nov. 25 — Joe Holt welcomes Lea McGowan
Nov. 30 — After Thanksgiving Party with The Blueskeepers
Dec. 1 — The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents the 2nd Ceremony Duo
Dec. 2 — Joe Holt welcomes Mary Simmons
Dec. 7 — Rumba Club
Dec. 9 — Joe Holt welcomes Holly Land and Mike McShane
Dec. 15 — Harp and Soul- Songs of the Season
Dec. 16 — Joe Holt welcomes Cody Leavel
Dec. 23 — Joe Holt welcomes Nina Sharp