Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tigran Hamasyan, Sam Gendel, Makaya McCraven, and Lianne La Havas all perform at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam this weekend. Salvant is also in Portugal and Poland, and Hamasyan is at Montreux ... John Adams's Saxophone Concerto and Steve Reich's Runner get their Swiss premieres in Geneva ... The Black Keys kick off their Dropout Boogie tour in Vegas ... Joachim Cooder is in Atascadero, CA ... Kronos Quartet comes to Caramoor in Katonah, NY ... Jeff Parker is in Mesa, AZ ... Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway are at Stern Grove Fest in San Francisco ...
The North Sea Jazz Festival takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this weekend, featuring five artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tigran Hamasyan, Sam Gendel, Makaya McCraven, and Lianne La Havas.
Cécile McLorin Salvant, joined by several musicians from her album Ghost Song—guitarist Marvin Sewell, pianist Sullivan Fortner, bassist Paul Sikivie, and percussionist Keita Ogawa—in a set on the Amazon stage on Saturday night. Salvant and the band are at the Funchal Jazz Festival in Portugal tonight and at Klub Stodoła in Warsaw on Sunday for Warsaw Summer Jazz Days.
Tigran Hamasyan performs songs from StandArt, his new album of American standards, with bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Damion Reid, at Lantarenvenster in Rotterdam on Sunday following his set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland tonight.
Sam Gendel performs on Sunday as well, joined by bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist Blake Mills, and drummer Abe Rounds on the Darling stage.
Makaya McCraven, joined by saxophonist De'Sean Jones, guitarist Matt Gold, and bassist Junius Paul—all of whom perform on McCraven's upcoming album In These Times, on International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL Recordings—performs on the Congo stage today; Lianne La Havas performs today as well, on the Maas stage.
John Adams’s 2013 Saxophone Concerto—the first recording of which, along with his City Noir, was released on Nonesuch in 2014 and won a Grammy Award—and Steve Reich’s 2016 piece Runner both get their Swiss premieres in a concert by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and conductor Maxime Pascal in a free concert on the Ella Fitzgerald stage at the Musiques en Été festival in Geneva tonight. Also on the program: Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 3.
The Black Keys kick off their first North American tour in three years at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. The band, supported tomorrow night by Band of Horses and Ceramic Animal, performs songs from its eleventh studio album, Dropout Boogie.
Joachim Cooder performs at Bristols Cider House in Atascadero, California, on Saturday.
Kronos Quartet performs works drawn from its 50 for the Future commissioning project, including Terry Riley, Angélique Kidjo, and Tanya Tagaq, at Caramoor in Katonah, NY, tonight. The education and legacy project consists of an accessible online library of fifty commissioned works for string quartet, written by a diverse set of composers.
Jeff Parker is joined by Nashville guitarist and composer William Tyler for a duo performance at the Piper Repertory Theater in the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona, as part of the Mirage Summer Music Series.
Molly Tuttle and her band Golden Highway continue their tour of songs from their album, Crooked Tree, open for Old Crow Medicine Show at Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco tonight for the Stern Grove Festival, a free summer concert series.
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