BIGTIME Music News from my girl Vickie VanNess
gimmeLIVE is proud to welcome Berklee professors and students to Gloucester, MA for a second season of benefit concerts sponsored by gimmesound ~ local live music.
We kick off the 2012/2013 Berklee in Gloucester season with The Jim Odgren Quintet live at The Gloucester House, playing jazz and standard songs in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50's and 60's Blue Note jazz.
WHEN Thursday, October 25th, 7:30pm
Doors open @ 6:30 with a special dinner menu. Come for dinner, stay for the show!
The Gloucester House
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
TICKETS $10 in advance, or $15 at the Door
CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR
A portion of the proceeds supports the Gloucester2Berklee Scholarship Fund (learn more about the Scholarship Fund).
Both Professors at Berklee College of music in Boston, Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) and Jim Odgren (alto saxophone) co-lead the band. Joining them are three young and very talented Berklee student musicians - Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano and Lucian Gray on guitar. Their music swings hard, bringing out a style reminiscent of mainstream jazz from the era, combined with solos that venture into more modern sounds. Dave and Jim have released one cd together. It's called "Day Dreaming". It can be found on CDBaby here.
Jim Odgren, alto saxophonist extraordinaire, has put together an album filled with playing of extraordinary intricacy. Yet it's executed with such style and ease, it's accessible to the common listener. Its smooth melodicism, mixed with intricate lines and exiting harmonies makes this album a must to listen to. This is musicianship at the highest level and it deserves a place in everyones CD collection.