He's been here before at Exodus to Jazz with Sylvia Cuenca in 2007 and sitting in at the last minute with Helen Sung earlier this year, but this time saxophonist Seamus Blake is strutting his own stuff, joined by wild piano man David Kikoski (you saw him play here during the RIJF in 2007 with Randy Brecker), Orlando Le Fleming on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums.
A long-time member of the Mingus Big Band, Blake has performed or recorded with artists such as John Scofield, Bill Stewart, Kevin Hays, Victor Lewis, Brad Meldau, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Jane Monheit, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Franco Ambrosetti, Billy Drummond and Darrell Grant among others. Blake has released five albums on Criss Cross Records since 1993, his most recent being 2007's Way Out Willy.
Your "Exodus to Jazz" will commence at the The Clarion Riverside Hotel in downtown Rochester with shows at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Ticket are $25 reserved and $20 general admission. Advance Purchase your tickets through TicketWeb.com or email your ticket order.