Andrew Rathbun/Tim Hagans Quintet

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

December 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event Door Time: 
December 5, 2021 - 6:00pm

$10 - Tickets available at Etix.com and Bell's General Store
 

Must have valid photo ID to verify age (21+) and identity at the door.

Tim Hagans is one of the foremost jazz musicians and composers working today. He was nominated for Grammy awards for Best Instrumental Composition for “Box of Cannoli” from THE AVATAR SESSIONS (2010 Fuzzy Music); Best Contemporary Jazz CD for RE-ANIMATION (2000 Blue Note) and ANIMATION-IMAGINATION (1999 Blue Note). Jim Macnie of the Village Voice wrote: “Fetchingly situated between Brownian blasts and Milesian murmurs, the trumpeter’s lines cover lots of emotional breadth. It makes for a straight-ahead quintet approach that is quite willing to bend the rules to suit a tune’s forgotten corners.” Tim Hagans has performed and recorded with Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Joe Lovano, Bob Belden and Dexter Gordon. It was Thad Jones who encouraged Tim to write music, and Hagans' first composition appeared on a Thad Jones Eclipse LP.

Andrew Rathbun has achieved a rare depth of lyricism and compositional intelligence in 20 years as a recording artist; Ben Ratliff of the New York Times described Rathbun as “an industrious saxophonist and imaginative composer-arranger.” Voted as a “Rising Star” in the 2018 Downbeat Critics Poll, he has documented his stirring original music with a series of 15 acclaimed recordings, on the Challenge, Fresh Sound and Steeplechase labels, and has collaborated with musicians like Kenny Wheeler, Billy Hart, Ben Monder and Luciana Souza . “Rathbun’s lines dance and glide,” writes David Whiteis of JazzTimes, “reflecting both childlike wonder and well-honed artistry.” Atwood Suites, Rathbun’s JUNO-nominated jazz-orchestra project was summarized in Jazziz Magazine; “On the basis of this CD alone, Rathbun deserves to be ranked among today’s top arrangercomposers.”

 Matthew Fries is professor of jazz piano at Western Michigan University. He is highly regarded in the jazz world as both a soloist and accompanist. The winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, his debut album, Song for Today (TCB Music) was named a 2001 critics pick by Jazziz Magazine, and his continuing work with his collaborative trio, TRI-FI, “takes on the Jazz Trio challenge and delivers a ‘knock out’ punch” (Jazz Review). As a sideman his work has been described as “the best jazz accompaniment I’ve seen in a cabaret in years” (The New York Times), and “the crispest rhythm section imaginable” (The London Times). Matthew lived in New York City for almost 25 years performing with many of the greatest jazz musicians. He maintains a busy teaching and touring schedule – touring frequently with his collaborative trio, TRI-FI, and with singer, Curtis Stigers, as a regular member of his band. He continues to perform with a diverse lineup of artists that has included Vincent Herring, Steve Wilson, Joel Frahm, Steve LaSpina, Dave Samuels,Terell Stafford, and many others.

John Hébert is considered one of jazz’s most highly respected bassists. Moving from New Orleans to New York City almost 30 years ago, John has established himself as a integral force in the music from his performances and credits with artists Andrew Hill, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Motian, Joe Maneri, Mary Havorson, Tomasz Stanko, David Liebman, Uri Caine, Greg Osby, Bill Stewart, Marc Copland, Fred Hersch, Toots Thielemans, Maria Schneider,and many others. John has received many accolades including 2 Grammy nominations with the Fred Hersch Trio and most recently winning a JUNO for best jazz album alongside pianist Andy Milne and drummer Clarence Penn.

Keith Hall has established himself as a joyful performer over the last 25 years, performing with the likes of Betty Carter, Sir Roland Hanna, Michael Phillip Mossman, Janis Siegel, Steve Wilson and many others. He continues to tour and record with his critically acclaimed trio TRI-FI and is releasing his new album Trios and Duos-Made in Kalamazo, featuring bassist Robert Hurst. Hall is also a passionate educator and is Professor of Jazz Drum Set at Western Michigan University, where he holds his annual Summer Drum Intensive and is the author Jazz Drums Now! Vol. 1 and Vol. 2


Important information regarding indoor shows at the Eccentric Cafe:

As part of the entry requirements for all Bell’s Eccentric Cafe indoor shows, all participants must provide proof of vaccination through the CLEAR Health app, or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours (shown at the door) in order to attend.

We have partnered with CLEAR Health Pass, to provide easy proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. Complete your Health Pass before arriving to the Eccentric Café for a seamless experience! To get started, download the CLEAR app. For the most efficient experience possible, all ticket holders should sign up for CLEAR and complete their COVID-19 proof of vaccination before arriving at the Cafe.

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