In the final concert of the Winter-Spring season, Exodus To Jazz will be presenting saxophonist Eric Person and his electric, rhythm & groove project Metamorphosis on Saturday, May 5th at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation at 8:00pm. Person will be joined by keyboardist Adam Klipple, bassist Adam Armstrong and drummer Shinnosuke Takahashi. Person has been on the ETJ stage before with his Meta-Four band, joined by saxophone great Houston Person (no relation).
Eric Person has been described on JazzReview.com as a “one of the best alto & soprano saxophonists working today.” Person has produced eight discs as a leader and is in high demand as a sideman, working with Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, McCoy Tyner, and John Hicks and the World Saxophone Quarteta among others. He is also in demand on the rock, funk and world music scenes, where he has performed with Vernon Reid, Ben Harper, Ofra Haza and Bootsy Collins to name but a few.
The Lutheran Church of the Reformation is at 111 N. Chestnut St., Rochester. Doors open at 7:00 pm with the concert starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets: Patron-$35 (includes 7:00pm reception and signed poster); Premium seating-$25; General admission-$20. Tickets are available at the door, at all Wegmans Stores until 4:00 pm Friday, May 4th and online at Brownpapertickets.com until 4:00 pm the night of the performance. Call (585) 733-7685 or visit the ETJ website. Feel free join the Exodus To Jazz “End of Season” after party at Henry B’s Restaurant on East Avenue following the concert. Just mention Exodus To Jazz to partake of the cocktail and food specials for concert-goers.
Jazz@Rochester is a sponsor of the Exodus to Jazz series. It has been a great season and I for one am looking forward to the Fall when ETJ returns. Hope to see you on Saturday!