LACONIA — The Jazz Bar at Weir Beach will present the Horizons Quartet Thursday September 5 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.
The Horizons Quartet is a collaborative 'super-group' project of acclaimed Boston jazz artists. Guitarist and co-leader Steve Kirby is best known for lyricism as a soloist, a dark sound, and for dynamic ensemble playing. As described by the Boston Globe "Kirby plays and writes from inside the music, putting melody and feeling first."
Kirby is a Berklee College of Music professor, contributor to Guitar Player Magazine, and has two critically acclaimed CDs on the Challenge Record label.
Kirby finds a musical foil in Ed Lucie, an electric bassist whose axe-wielding has drawn the praise of "creative grooves and unique compositional ideas" (Bass Player Magazine) while also earning him gigs with Buddy Rich, Warren Haynes and Stevie Wonder.
Saxophonist Tucker Antell fills out the front line with a sound that is reminiscent of the great swing saxophonists, while modern in trajectory. A favorite soloist with the Beantown Jazz Orchestra, and renowned club performer, Antell grew up in Sarasota FL, where he made his professional debut at age 13.
Drummer "Amazing" Mike Connors is best known to NH audiences for his contributions to Jerry Sabatini's Sonic Explorers, the John Funkhouser Trio, and to the Boston-based show band "Lowman." Connors is a revered educator at Berklee, and a tireless recording artist with two forthcoming releases next month.
The Jazz Bar is located in the Tower Hill entertainment complex at 290 Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach.
Info: www.NHJazz.com (603) 366-9100.
CAPTION: Steve Kirby (Courtesy photo)