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Sullivan Fortner Trios

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm nightly

At the ripe old age of 30, native New Orleanian Sullivan Joseph Fortner Jr. already is an accomplished accompanist, bandleader, and composer carving his own distinctive path in 21st century jazz. The former church pianist studied with Jason Moran at the Manhattan School of Music, and then went on to tour with the groups of Stefon Harris, Christian Scott, and Roy Hargrove. As a sideman, he appears on albums by Theo Croker (Fundamentals, 2007), Etienne Charles (Kaiso, 2011), Donald Harrison (Quantum Leaps, 2010), among others. His first release as a leader, Aria, was issued on Impulse! Records in 2015 and prompted The New York Times’ Nate Chinen to write: “His fundamentals as a player could hardly be stronger, and his instincts as a composer and bandleader are almost startlingly mature.” This week at Jazz Standard, Sullivan Fortner will perform 9/27 with his working trio (who happen to be Roy Hargrove’s rhythm section of choice), including bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Jeremy “Bean” Clemons; and on 9/28 with the veteran rhythm section of Ray Drummond (bass) and Billy Hart (drums).  

On 9/27
Sullivan Fortner – piano
Ameen Saleem – bass
Jeremy “Bean” Clemons – drums
On 9/28
Sullivan Fortner – piano
Ray Drummond – bass
Billy Hart – drums

Earlier Event: September 26
Mingus Big Band
Later Event: September 29
Steve Wilson and Wilsonian's Grain