"There’s no better ticket for those who want to expand their knowledge beyond Miles and Trane but are sick of paying tourist prices to do it.”- New York Magazine
Named the “Best Jazz Show” by New York Magazine, The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca is a not-to-be-missed monthly concert series presented by 92YTribeca and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, a world leader in jazz radio and one of the most respected jazz presenters in the country. Host Josh Jackson takes his broadcast music magazine The Checkout from WBGO’s airwaves to 92YTribeca’s Mainstage each month, giving audiences a chance to see the most exciting jazz performers on the scene today and discover the innovative musicians who are shaping its future.
Throughout his ever evolving career, composer and bassist Omer Avital has helmed a handful of genre-defying, jazz based ensembles, including Omer Avital Quintet and Ensemble, Yes! Trio (with pianist Aaron Goldberg and drummer Ali Jackson), Third World Love, Yemen Blues and The New Jerusalem Orchestra. Recently, Avital debuted his latest band, Omer Avital & His Band Of The East. This ambitious new project is the culmination of Avital’s unique experiences as a jazz musician heavily immersed in the playing and composing of Middle Eastern and North African music. Live, this new group proves to be an electrifying and logical creative step following the release of Avital’s already critically acclaimed recording, Suite of The East (Anzic Records). The band’s performance is romantic, reflective, festive and hard charging.
Born into a musical family, saxophonist Gregory Tardy began his musical career studying classical clarinet. While studying with renowned clarinetists Russell Dagon and Jack Snavely, Tardy began preparing for a symphony career. During college he discovered jazz and hasn’t looked back. In 1992, Tardy started playing with the legendary drummer, Elvin Jones, and he recorded his first CD, Crazy Love. He has gone on to play with many prominent jazz artists including Andrew Hill, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Betty Carter, Don Byron, Bill Frisell, Ellis Marsalis and fellow saxophonists Joe Lovano, Mark Turner and Ravi Coltrane. In more recent years, Tardy has gone full circle, by bringing his clarinet out of retirement, using it on recordings by Tom Harrell, Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow, Stefan Harris, Chris Potter and Andrew Hill. His latest recording, Monuments, was released in September 2010.
$12 adv / $15 day of show.