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Jazz Haven: Jovan Alexandre Quartet

  • CAFE NINE 250 STATE STREET NEW HAVEN CT 06510 (map)

At tonight's performance the Jovan Alexandre Quartet will feature .....

Jovan Alexandre-tenor sax
Josh Evans-trumpet
Matt Dwonszyk-bass
Jonathan Barber-drums

Jovan Alexandre is an emerging jazz tenor saxophone phenomenon, known for the brightness of his tone and the elegant bearing of his compositions. He may be situated, broadly speaking, within the penumbra of hard-bop and post-bop styles elaborated and taught in Alexandre's native New England by the iconic Jackie McLean [1931-2006] during his later, seminal years as a Connecticut resident and educator. 

Alexandre has been a soloist on recordings for drummers Ralph Peterson (Outer Reaches [2010]) and Winard Harper (Coexist, sharing the tenor spotlight with Frank Wess [2012]), and for the South African jazz singer Nonhlanhla Kheswa (Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz [2013]). Alexandre's first album as a leader, Collective Consciousness, will be released worldwide on February 24, 2015.

$10.00

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