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.
Bassist Derrick Hodge has spent his youthful career transcending various styles of hip-hop, gospel, R&B, funk, singer/songwriter and jazz, performing and/or recording with Grammy-Nominated and Awarded artists such as Maxwell, Common, Q-Tip, Mos Def, Timbaland, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Gerald Levert, Kanye West, Andre 3000, Sade, Terence Blanchard, Mulgrew Miller, Clark Terry, Donald Byrd and many more. In 2008, he was commissioned to write a piece by the Chicago Symphony entitled "Infinite Reflections" and was selected to be a part of the Sundance Composer Lab. Currently, he serves as the Musical Director for Maxwell, while maintaining a steady career as a solo artist, producer and film composer.
Pianist Aaron Parks gained much critical acclaim for his Blue Note Records debut Invisible Cinema, including a feature in JazzTimes that named him as a “New Visionary”—exploring the common ground between his influences: from modern progressive jazz to indie rock and hip-hop. Parks represents a new generation of jazz musicians, influenced by bands like Radiohead and Blonde Redhead alongside jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau and Terence Blanchard.
$12 advance / $15 day of show. 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm show