Saxophonists Renè McLean and Gary Bartz meet to celebrate the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean. For more than five decades Renè served as protégé/apprentice to his father, the world-renowned alto saxophonist and educator Jackie McLean. For twenty of those years, he served as the musical director to the many ensembles Jackie and Renè co-led. He began his musical training at age 9 studying with his father and with Sonny Rollins. As an adolescent, he was performing with local jazz, R&B, calypso, Latin and other bands of varied musical traditions, making his debut with Jackie’s band in the early-1960’s. His career has included performances or recording with many of the major figures in jazz like his special guest for this tribute, Gary Bartz. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these masters and this sextet playing the music of Jackie McLean.
Rene McLean, tenor saxophone, Gary Bartz, alto saxophone, Alan Jay Palmer, piano,
Dezron Douglas, bass, Ronnie Burrage, drums, Neil Clark, percussion.
Wed & Thu, June 15 & 16, 2016
Smoke Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, smokejazz.com