92YTribeca and WBGO present The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca, a new series created by Joshua Jackson, host of WBGO's hour-long music magazine The Checkout and an unparalleled enthusiast for modern expressions in jazz.
Curated by Jackson in conjunction with 92YTribeca, The Checkout Live will convene some of the most exciting and innovative players on the NYC scene for monthly concerts that will be recorded for future broadcast and podcast. Join us for the city's hottest new jazz showcase, a living and breathing celebration of the present and future of the music.
Bonebridge is cellist Erik Friedlander's new band and it turns to the American South for inspiration. Taking a cue from his teenage passion for The Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Winter, Friedlander brought in slide-guitar player and Memphis native Doug Wamble to share the front line of this new quartet. The music is inspired by the chemistry between the cello and the slide guitar—the two instruments are kindred spirits when played in this fresh new context. Wamble joins a honed unit as Friedlander, Mike Sarin (drums) and Trevor Dunn (bass) have played together in New York City for years, most recently in the Broken Arm Trio. Cellist Erik Friedlander is a composer, an improviser and a veteran of NYC's downtown scene. His compositions and his improvising style attempt to blend the traditions of classical and popular music styles with an always evolving vision of what a cellist can be pushed to accomplish.
Individually, Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens are three of New York's most acclaimed and respected vocalist/songwriters. Together, as the collective Tillery, they are something more than three already formidable parts.
Maine-born Rebecca Martin is a widely respected two-decade veteran whose vocal and songwriting talents have allowed her to effortlessly straddle the worlds of jazz and pop. She's released half a dozen acclaimed albums, on which she’s worked with many of jazz’s most esteemed players, including Brian Blade, Paul Motian, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Martin’s husband, bassist Larry Grenadier.
Native Californian Gretchen Parlato is one of the jazz world’s most celebrated rising vocalists. She finished first place in the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. Since then, she's released three solo albums, as well as lending her voice to more than 50 albums, including high-profile releases by Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, Lionel Loueke and Esperanza Spalding.
North Carolina-bred Becca Stevens has quickly emerged as one of the jazz scene's brightest young lights. In addition to releasing two albums of her original compositions with the Becca Stevens Band, she has sung with Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra and performed and/or recorded with such esteemed musicians as Taylor Eigsti, Eric Harland and Brad Mehldau.
$12 adv / $15 day of show.