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Bruce Gertz Quintet to Play Regattabar

Bruce Gertz Quintet to Play RegattabarBruce Gertz Quintet with Jerry Bergonzi, Phil Grenadier, Gabriel Guerrero and Austin McMahon

2014-01-29
Regattabar, Boston, MA
7:30PM
Tickets – $20.00
Student Discount Tickets – $15.00

Featuring: Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax
Phil Grenadier, trumpet
Gabriel Guerrero, piano
Austin McMahon, drums

In jazz, as in many things, how one achieves a high profile is determined as much by geography and luck of the draw as by anything else. Consider the bass player Bruce Gertz. Although he’s known throughout the U.S. and has some following worldwide, his name doesn’t show up in the polls, he’s not a featured performer at festivals and he’s not signed to a major label. Still, it’s apparent from the first track of Open Mind that Gertz belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists, unquestionably the equal of more celebrated NYC counterparts. He’s got solid but flexible time, a deep, warm tone and a sophisticated harmonic foundation. – Read more

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