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Georgia–born Tivon Pennicott was still in college when Kenny Burrell invited the saxophonist to join his quintet; with the jazz guitar legend, Pennicott performed at many of the world’s most prestigious jazz venues and festivals, and also appeared on Burrell’s 2008 live CD Be Yourself. After moving to New York in 2009, Tivon won second place in the Thelonious Monk Competition. He performed and recorded with GRAMMY Award winners Gregory Porter (on his albums Be Good and Liquid Spirit) and Esperanza Spalding (on her crossover success Radio Music Society). Other touring credits include master drummer Al Foster, trumpeter Roy Hargrove's RH Factor and Big Band, and jazz songstress Nellie McKay. Tivon Pennicott’s debut album, Lover Of Nature (2014, New Phrase Records) captures his tasteful melodic improvisations and unfailing grasp of the groove, showcasing a player whose musical maturity extends far beyond his years. Catch this rising star of tomorrow – tonight, live at Jazz Standard!
Tivon Pennicott – tenor saxophone
Sullivan Fortner – piano
Bass – Russell Hall
Drums – Joe Saylor