Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Celebrate Creative Music This Week (and every week)
Saturday night, the Side Door opens its doors to vocalist Shawnn Montiero and her fine Trio that includes Mike Renzi (piano), Nat Reeves (bass) and the legendary Jimmy Cobb (drums). Ms. Montiero, who is adjunct faculty at the Hartt School of Music/Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, seemingly can sing anything, from ballads to swing to Latin-infused melodies. With this sparkling rhythm section, this should be a memorable evening. For more information about the club, go to thesidedoorjazz.com. Check out the site for 2014 dates including the Matt Wilson Quartet with John Medeski (1/28) and the return of Fred Hersch, this time with his Trio in tow (2/07-08).
Ralph Peterson and the Fo'Tet play 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - for more information, go to firehouse12.com. To get a taste of the drummer's music, go to www.ralphpetersonmusic.com.
One expects an evening of inventive improvisations from both groups; after all, these are people schooled in the art of creative dialogue and interactions. For more information, go to uncertaintymusic.com.