An evening of surprising—and richly satisfying—combinations! A jazz duo of piano and saxophone offers a unique sound, and this enterprising pair of critically acclaimed artists takes the sonic adventure even further their new album Small Constructions. On the disc, Wendel and Tepfer range from kaleidoscopic Monk to re-imagined standard to classical tunes to melody-rich originals, creating a set of songs that expresses their mutual love of jazz, classical, pop and more. "A summit meeting of two steadily rising talents,” says the LA Times. Pianist Tepfer has been hailed as “brilliant” by the Boston Globe; saxophonist Wendel is a must-hear for “jazz fans who want to hear the keen forward-leaning edge of jazz’s modern mainstream” (Ottawa Citizen). Like all legendary musical collaborators, they push each other to new heights.
Don't miss a free pre-concert lecture, Young Lions: Fresh Ideas in Jazz, at 6:30PM in the Mansion. Get a fresh take on where jazz is heading for these gifted young artists, renowned for their bold explorations and unique take on classics, in this discussion led by WPFW’s Rusty Hassan. Free with concert ticket.