Glasper’s Giant Blue Note Residency Begins Friday

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Robert Glasper

(Photo: Courtesy Concord Jazz)

Keyboardist, composer and jazz party starter Robert Glasper begins a jam-packed, star-studded, 33-day residency at the Blue Note in New York beginning Friday, Oct. 1. Offering 66 shows with a wide variety of guests, the Glasper residency promises to be a highlight of the fall jazz season in the city.

With some guests still to be announced, the shows are taking shape. This weekend kicks off with the Robert Glasper Original Acoustic Trio. Glasper brings in the star power of vocalist Ledisi Oct. 5–6 and presents the super group August Greene featuring Common, Glasper and Karriem Riggins Oct. 7–10. The keyboardist offers a tribute to Wayne Shorter that features Marcus Strickland, Kendrick Scott, Keyon Harrold and Vincente Archer Oct. 12–13. Meshell Ndegeocello joins Glasper Oct. 14–17, and Glasper and Terrace Martin present Dinner Party with special guests, plus BJ The Chicago Kid, Oct. 19–24. The residency finishes out the month with Glasper presenting Black Radio with special guests PJ Morton and Bilal Oct. 26–31.

Glasper’s residency continues with a Tribute to Chick Corea Nov. 2–3, featuring Christian McBride and Marcus Gilmore, and concludes Nov. 4–7 with special guests Chris Dave and Derrick Hodge.

Go to bluenotejazz.com for more information and tickets, DB



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