Free Bridge Quintet


Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00PM
Old Cabell Hall

Free Bridge Quintet
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Free Bridge Quintet


Performed in Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at U.Va.

Part of the McIntire Department of Music

The Free Bridge Quintet celebrates its twentieth year as the faculty jazz group of the McIntire Department of Music with a concert on Saturday, October 28 at 8:00PM in Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia.

Over the past two decades the Free Bridge Quintet has performed over forty concerts in Old Cabell Hall as well as many outreach and community events. Founded in 1997, it features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospé on the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Butch Taylor on piano. The quintet has been a staple of not only the UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades. The quintet is known for its tributes to the giants of jazz including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane as well as presentations of its own innovative works. The quintet has also performed with many internationally reknowed guest artists such as Pat Metheny, Cyrus Chestnut, Kurt Rosenwinkle and John Abercrombie.

For this anniversary concert the quintet will perform some of their favorite originals from over the years (Spanning Time) as well as some of their favorite arrangements and even a new tune.