Joel Ross Quintet
The School of Music and A Place for Jazz present the Joel Ross Quintet. Tickets: $20 per person.
$20, tickets can be purchased at A Place for Jazz.
For the past several years, Joel Rosshas been refining an expression that’s true to his sound and his generation. In 2019, the vibraphonist-composer released his anticipated Blue Note debut “KingMaker” to eruptive critical acclaim. He’s topped the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star category for vibraphone and in 2017, he became one of the youngest artists to receive a coveted Residency Commission from The Jazz Gallery. With the release of “Who Are You?” (Blue Note, 2020), Ross shares the culmination of a year-long exercise in experimenting and risk-taking on and off the bandstand.
Inspired by mentor Stefon Harris’ empathetic, whole-self approach to articulation, Ross has adopted an entire ethos dependent on truthful, ongoing communication. Honesty persists throughout his sets. And with each release, he reaffirms a commitment to authentic discourse, particularly among the members of his band Good Vibes: Jeremy Corren, Immanuel Wilkins, Kanoa Mendenhall and Jeremy Dutton.
Please note: All guests ages 3+ must properly wear a face mask throughout the duration of their time in SUNY Schenectady facilities. As per state guidelines, children 2 and under do not need to wear a mask. Patrons will be asked to maintain social distancing. Please note that no food or drink consumption will be allowed in the auditorium.