CLAUDIA QUINTET in NYC
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Claudia Quintet Led by composer, drummer and four-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, have quietly but definitively recast jazz into shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock. They are one of the most influential stylists on other musicians in cutting-edge jazz today. The sound of jazz and what jazz can be in our time has changed because of their sound and stance. Celebrating 15 years of work together with the release of September, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone.
“Rich with ambition and empathetic interplay...the Claudia Quintet doesn’t...sound like anybody else. Which is exactly what makes them worth seeking out.” — Los Angeles Times