Thursday, April 26th - Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Houston Person

Manhattan, NY
The Jazz Standard
Houston Person - tenor
Matthew Parrish - bass
Lafayette Harris - piano
Vince Ector - drums

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 7:30 pm

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Jazz Small Groups in Concert
Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Princeton University
Matthew Parrish - (Guest Bassist)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 8pm

Luke Carlos O'Reilly
Black Lives Matter

Philadelphia, PA
The KimmelCenter
Black Lives Matter Kimmel Center Innovation Studio 8pm-9:30pm
Luke Carlos O'Reilly - Pianist/Composer
Sanchel Brown - Dancer/Poet
Pannan Hewitt - Vocalist/Lyricist
Christopher McBride - Alto
Lee Hogans - Trumpet/Fluegelhorn
St. Clair Simmons - Trombone
Matthew Parrish - Bass
Donald Edwards - Drums

Friday, May 4th, 2018 8pm

Colton Weatherston
Germantown Avenue - Pathway To Hybridity

Philadelphia, PA
The KimmelCenter
Colton Weatherston - guitar and vocals
Matthew Parrish - bass

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 8pm

Matthew Parrish Group

Doylestown, PA
Michener Art Museum
Houston Person - Sax
Matthew Parrish - Bass
Paul Jost - Vocals
Jim Ridl - Piano
Donald Edwards- Drums

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 8pm

Houston Person

Baltimore, MD
Caton Castle
Houston Person - Sax
Matthew Parrish - Bass
Lafayette Harris - Piano
Vince Ector - Drums

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 7:30 pm

Princeton University Ensemble X

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Princeton, NJ
Princeton University
Matthew Parrish - Director, Arranger, Bassist

The Princeton University Jazz 'Ensemble X', under the direction and arrangement of master bassist and music lecturer, Matthew Parrish, will be performing works that evoke the small group tradition of the Art Blakey groups of the 50’s and 60's where improvisation and musical interaction were paramount. While Art Blakey made a name for himself as a big band drummer, those later small group efforts, including the talents of Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons, Curtis Fuller, Keith Jarrett, Woody Shaw, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison and Mulgrew Miller, brought a more intimate, free-flowing and artistic nature to varied compositions. Ensemble X seeks to channel that nature as they embrace the artistry of jazz performance with the ensemble.
The group performs as a septet with several featured trio performances. From the familiar "Someday My Prince Will Come", a popular song from Walt Disney's 1937 animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs[written by Larry Morey (lyrics) & Frank Churchill(music)] to the jazz- centric refrains of "Bohemia After Dark" (Oscar Pettiford), Ensemble X brings a youthful, inspired take to this jazz repertoire. Other specific works on the roster are: “Til Then” and “Herzog” (Bobby Hutcherson); “New Waltz” (Jim Hall); “Spain” (Chick Corea); “Anthropology” (Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie); and "Rhythm-a-Ning" Medley (Thelonious Monk).