Pianist Sullivan Fortner: The Blue LLama

Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 7:30pm
Kerrytown Concert House
415 North Fourth Avenue
734-769-2999

Join us for our second installment of a brand new partnership with The Blue LLama Jazz Club featuring intimate solo sets by notable jazz artists presented at Kerrytown Concert House, along with an additional performance in the same week by the artists and the groups they lead at The Blue LLama Jazz Club!

One of the most inventive and virtuosic pianists of his generation, New Orleans native pianist Sullivan Fortner has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band leader and uncompromising individualist for the past decade. In addition to associations with such diverse voices as Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Diane Reeves, Etienne Charles and John Scofield, Fortner’s frequent and longtime collaborators have included Ambrose Akinmusire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stefon Harris, Kassa Overall, Tivon Pennicott, Peter Bernstein, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Fred Hersch and the late Roy Hargrove. Recent collaborations include GRAMMY-nominated releases Dear Love (Empress Legacy) and Generations from leaders Jazzmeia Horn and The Baylor Project, respectively. 

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