La Jolla Athenaeum Jazz Spring Series Returns March 23

la jolla athenaeum jazzLA JOLLA, CA (February 13, 2015) — The La Jolla Athenaeum’s jazz program returns to The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute for their annual spring series, featuring an Athenaeum debut by the acclaimed octet the SFJAZZ Collective, as well as return visits by clarinet/sax master Anat Cohen and leading jazz drummer Willie Jones III. The jazz series starts Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at The Auditorium.

Monday, March 23, 7:30 PM: Anat Cohen Quartet
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 PM: Willie Jones III Quintet
Monday, April 20, 7:30 PM: SF JAZZ Collective: Music of Joe Henderson

Series of three- Members $84/General public $99.
Individual concerts – Members $30/General public $35.

The spring series begins with the return of an Athenaeum favorite performer, clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen, joined by Jason Lindner on piano and Daniel Freedman on drums. Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence.

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The series continues on Saturday, April 11, with the Willie Jones III Quintet, an all-star ensemble featuring Jones on drums, past Tonight Show band member Ralph Moore on sax, Herbie Hancock and Art Blakey band alumnus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, former Wynton Marsalis band member Eric Reed on piano, and acclaimed veteran jazz artist Buster Williams on bass. Jones’ association with the Athenaeum jazz series goes back to 1995, when he first appeared at the library in the stellar collective group Black/Note alongside longtime friend and musical collaborator Gilbert Castellanos.

The series concludes on Monday, April 20, with an Athenaeum debut by the SFJAZZ Collective, an eight-piece group featuring many of today’s top jazz artists: alto-saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, and more. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ, during the past decade the Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene.

The Auditorium at TSRI is located at 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, north off of Genesee Avenue and just east of North Torrey Pines Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, visit their website or call (858)454-5872.

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