Ben Allison Band, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

Ben Allison Band

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

Thu, May 26, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

$16 in advance, $20 at the door

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Ben Allison Band - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Ben Allison Band
Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and lyrical melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to classical and world music, and seamlessly blends them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. The Ben Allison Band has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and South American winning fans and building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected.
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Darcy James Argue is one of today's most talked-about jazz musicians thanks to the phenomenal critical response to Infernal Machines, his Grammy-nominated debut recording featuring his 18-piece bigband, Secret Society. The record was included on more than 100 best-of-the year lists and won Best Debut honors in the 2009 Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll. Argue and Secret Society topped three categories in the 2010 DownBeat Critics' Poll (Rising Star, Big Band; Rising Star, Composer; and Rising Star, Arranger) and were the recipients of two 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards (Large Ensemble of the Year and Up & Coming Artist of the Year). The group has played high-profile concerts in New York and other US cities, as well as in Europe.