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Joey Calderazzo Quintet

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Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Broadway

Feb. 17, 2017, 9:30 p.m.


While known as the go-to pianist for Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo is also a bandleader and composer in his own right. He recorded three albums for Blue Note Records in the early 1990s, In The DoorTo Know One, and The Traveler as well as releasing Secrets on Audioquest and Joey Calderazzo on Columbia Records before signing to Branford’s Marsalis Music record label in 2002; working with the label, he released Haiku and Amanecer in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Calderazzo’s co-leader credits include 2011’s duo with Marsalis, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy. Calderazzo later signed to Sunnyside Records, who subsequently released 2013’s Live. His diverse sideman recording credits include the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Bob Mintzer, Bob Belden, Vincent Herring, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, and Jerry Bergonzi. Calderazzo will be performing in support of his newest opus on Sunnyside entitled Going Home, a culmination of  years spent gigging and recording around the world and a desire to experiment and progress with an abundance of intriguing results.

…piques the intellect and challenges…Calderazzo has absorbed the contemporary masters of his instrument in a manner that informs rather than sacrifices his own identity.” – JazzTimes