Greg Osby Quartet

October 30th, 2014

On Thursday Oct 23 at Cornish College the 2014 Earshot Jazz Festiva; presented the wonderful Greg Osby Quartet
Veteran alto saxophonist Greg Osby, regarded for his insightful approach to composition and performance, takes the stage with his quartet – Simona Premazzi (piano), Martin Nevin (bass), and Adam Arruda (drums).

Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with acclaimed jazz groups, for the past 20 years. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.

Born in St. Louis, Osby began his professional music career in 1975 after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. In 1978, Osby furthered his musical education at Howard University, where he majored in Jazz Studies, then at the Berklee College of Music.

Upon relocating to New York, Osby quickly established himself as a notable sideman for artists as varied as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack DeJohnette, and Jaki Byard, as well as with many ethnic and new music ensembles in the area. In 1985, he was invited to join Jack DeJohnette’s innovative group Special Edition.

Osby signed his first recording deal in 1987 with German label JMT; he later signed with Blue Note Records in 1990. In 2008, Osby launched his own label, Inner Circle Music.

Here is a link to the 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival Schedule



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