For Jazz Fans in DC, A Great Concert on October 10

Sorry to post something likely of interest only to a limited subset of readers — jazz fans who live in the Washington DC area — but I recently learned that there are still tickets available for a truly marvelous concert at the Kennedy Center October 10: The Overtone Quartet, a group comprised of Chris Potter (sax), Jason Moran (piano), Dave Holland (bass), and Eric Harland (drums).

Each of the four musicians of the group is among my top 2 or 3 favorite live musicians on their respective instruments who are playing today, so the combination of all four together promises to be a real treat. I recently purchased a CD of a live concert of three of the four playing together at the 2007 Monterey Jazz festival, and it’s terrific stuff. Anyway, it’s a sad statement about the DC jazz scene that tickets are still available, but it’s also an opportunity for those who want to hear a truly top-shelf jazz quartet live.

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