Jazz Saturday with Freddie Jacobs March 25th
Freddie Jacobs, jazz trumpeter/composer, “sounds as bright and assured as Freddie Hubbard or Woody Shaw, but with verve and a smooth, fluent originality,” said Robert Spencer in All About Jazz.
Jacobs has toured with some legendary jazz bands — Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy McGriff, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, and the Sam Jones/Tom Harrell band, performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and the Village Vanguard – and has taken his own band into Birdland, Sweet Basil, Visiones, and Trumpets. Also, more recently touring with Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, and vocalist Judi Silvano.
Jazziz reported that Jacobs evokes “the trumpet’s magic power”, and Krinn Gabbard of Cadence remarked on Jacobs’ concentration on “melody, symmetry and beauty of tone.”
Freddie Jacobs – trumpet
Neil Bacher – guitar
Randy Ward – bass
Jeff Abbott – drums
March 25th 8-11 pm