Coffin / Perlson / Krauss with special guest Leo Genovese

Coffin / Perlson / Krauss with special guest Leo Genovese

Sat   Apr   01   2023 - 5:00 PM Old City PAC

This incredible, ground-breaking group of musicians consists of saxophonist Jeff Coffin, Jordan Perlson on drums, Viktor Krauss on upright bass and joining them will be 2023 grammy winner Leo Genovese on piano.

Coffin/Perlson/Krauss came together in 2020 when Jeff, Jordan, and Viktor would assemble every couple weeks and make music together in Coffin’s home studio. They have recorded (audio and video) a self-titled, mind blowing project. The musicianship of these three artists is not to be denied and they are each deeply woven into the rich musical history of the 20th and 21st centuries.

They are joined on this tour by the groundbreaking, 2023 Grammy-winning pianist Leo Genovese (Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack DeJohnette, etc…).

Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary U.S. rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Coffin was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2023 for Best Contemporary Instrumental Recording for his own Between Dreaming And Joy. Jeff fronts numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 20+ solo recordings on Ear Up Records. Coffin is known for his musical passion, his deep commitment to music education, and his continued dedication to improvisational music. Jeff is also a Yamaha Performing Artist & Clinician, a Boston Sax Shop Ambassador, teaches improvisation at the prestigious Vanderbilt University, authored numerous music books, authored a children’s book, produces, engineers, mixes, draws, and runs his own critically acclaimed record label, Ear Up Records.

Drummer Jordan Perlson is one of the most dynamic and catalytic musicians you will hear. Transplanted from NYC to Nashville, Tennessee in 2016, Jordan remains an integral part of a wide international music scene. From cutting-edge music innovators like Becca Stevens, Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda, to progressive musicians Adrian Belew, Echolyn, Kaki King, fusion megastar Hiromi, jazz legends Seamus Blake, Gary Burton, David Liebman, folk heroes Alison Brown, Missy Raines, reggae giants Matisyahu, or Trevor Hall, Jordan has become a well known and sought after force in these many musical circles.

Eclectic composer/bassist Viktor Krauss has been a presence in Nashville Tennessee since 1992 with over 500 album credits as either a bassist, composer/songwriter, or producer. On tour, Viktor has been heard and seen with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band since 1994. Starting with 1996’s “Nashville”, Krauss began a long tenure with Jazz great Bill Frisell. Other albums with Frisell include “Gone, Just Like a Train”,  “Good Dog, Happy Man”, “East/West” and “Disfarmer.” Other artists over Krauss’ career have included James Taylor, Tom Jones, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Carly Simon, and Jerry Douglas. In 2006, Viktor was awarded a fellowship for the prestigious Film Composers’ Lab at the Sundance Institute and his film composing credits include music for directors Ken Burns and the late Robert Altman. In 2022, Viktor joined Robert Plant and his sister Alison Krauss as a multi-instrumentalist (electric guitar, piano) on the “Raise the Roof” tour.

Leo Genovese was born in Argentina in 1979. He moved to the United States in 2001. He has been traveling the world playing music for the last twenty years. He has nine albums as a leader and dozens as a sideman. He believes in music as a force of change. He practices the saxophone in hotel rooms. He doesn’t support MP3 culture. He cooks pretty spicy food, like his music.  He’s known for his work with Esperanza Spalding and Jack DeJohnette, among many others, and was recognized in 2023 for his album “Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival” with Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding. The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Leo won a Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (with Wayne Shorter).

Knoxville, TN · USA

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