Published DateLACONIA — Blackstones, located at the Margate Resort, 76 Lake St, Laconia will host the Jason Palmer Quintet on Friday March 22 at 8 p.m. General admission is $5 and free appetizers will be served.
Cited as one of the "Top 25 trumpeters of the Future" by Downbeat magazine, Jason Palmer is one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. He has worked with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Phil Wood, Roy Hargrove, and Lewis Nash.
In addition to performing on over a dozen albums as a sideman, Palmer has recorded three albums under his own name and is currently a Steeplechase Records Recording artist. His debut recording entitled "Songbook" features guest saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Greg Osby. The record garnered rave reviews upon its' release and appeared on several "Best of 2008" lists including All Music Guide's list for best jazz album.
Palmer has toured the world extensively and played at major jazz festivals in the United States. His quintet has been the house band at Boston's historical Wally's Jazz Café for the past 11 years, and been nominated as one of the "Best Jazz Act" by the Boston Phoenix.
In addition to a heavy performing schedule, Palmer continues to maintain a busy schedule as an educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Ensembles at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, has taught at the New England Conservatory and the New School, and has presented master classes in Portugal, France, the UK, and Mexico.
The jazz series at Blackstones is coordinated by NH Jazz Presents, and is sponsored by the Margate Resort, the Landmark Inn, Patrick's Pub, David Salzberg, the Saffron Bistro, Dave Kobrenski BBM Designs, Wayne Sanborn Note-able Sound, the Seacoast Jazz Society, the Press Room, Brandon Music, and the Brandon Inn.
For information call (603) 556-9079 or visit www.NHJazz.com.
Jason Palmer (Courtesy photo)
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