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Saxophonist Eric Alexander Plays Fogartyville in Sarasota May 6

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Saxophonist Eric Alexander, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style, performs with the Alex Nakhimovsky Trio Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. at Fogartyville. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Alexander has established himself as one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation with a signature sound characterized by a robust tone and ability to seamlessly blend traditional and contemporary jazz.

He will play with the versatile Alex Nakhimovsky on piano, Joe Porter on bass and John Jenkins on drums.

Tickets for the April 23 show are $26 for members, $30 for not-yet-members, and $15 for students.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center is located at 525 Kumquat Court. Audiences should enter the performance space from the alleyway.

For more information and tickets, visit HERE or call 941-894-6469.

About the performers: Eric Alexander began his musical quest in his youth, learning piano, clarinet, and saxophone by the age of twelve. After falling in love with jazz in college (University of Indiana and William Paterson College), Alexander’s love of jazz icons such as Monk, Dizzy, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson continued to influence him as he began creating his own music. He placed second in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991, and since then has appeared in many capacities on record, including leader, sideman, producer as well as composing a number of the tunes he records. Some of the artists he has worked alongside include Chicago pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Idris Muhammad, and guitarist Pat Martino. By now, Alexander has lost count of how many albums feature his playing; he guesses 80 or 90. While he has garnered critical acclaim from every corner, what has mattered most has been to establish his own voice within the illustrious bop-based jazz tradition. Known for his warm, finely burnished tone and robust melodic imagination, Alexander’s mastery of the tenor sax showcases his innate ability to blend traditional and contemporary jazz elements seamlessly.

Alex Nakhimovsky has developed a versatile jazz career as a performer, recording artist, producer, composer, and educator. He has toured throughout the United States, Russia, Japan, and Israel, performing with jazz legends Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Cobb, Valery Ponomarev, Victor Bailey and Grammy-nominated artists Bill Evans, Carla Cook, Jazzmeia Horn, & Rene Marie.

Photo from Fogartyville

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