Tivon Pennicott Quartet

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

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Tivon Pennicott — tenor saxophone Idris Frederick — piano Dean Torrey — bass Kenneth Salters — drums "He's a careful craftsman, a fearless improviser, one of the most fluent and engaging saxophonists on the scene today..." Joshua Redman Jazz Vivace proudly presents Antonio Hart in their Spring Jazz Series. Tivon Pennicott has been transporting audiences to a higher level of consciousness for years. His latest single releases begin a new foundation on a canvas for genuine expression. A vocal performance with Tell Me Again (Dox Records, 2022), Let Our Hearts Decide (Dox Records, 2023), a melodic “feel good” with Faith in Grace (Dox Records, 2023), and a fiery performance of Tour Life (Dox Records, 2023) display his versatility and a renewed authenticity as an artist. The highly sought saxophone player, composer, and multi-instrumentalist is a key contributor to three GRAMMY Award-winning albums, appearing on Esperanza Spalding’s disruptive recording Radio Music Society (Heads Up International, 2012) and Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit (Blue Note, 2013) and Take Me to the Alley (Blue Note, 2017). He has collaborated extensively with visionaries like Roy Hargrove and Ari Hoenig and performed at The Royal Albert Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, and Carnegie Hall. On-screen, Pennicott appears regularly on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a member of the Stay Human Band with Jon Batiste. His evolving sound results from a soulful, sophisticated foundation for groove he honed in the church and a penchant for unbound harmonic exploration. He has collaborated with such visionaries as Roy Hargrove and his RH Factor project and Ari Hoenig as a core member of his band and a key player on The Pauper & the Magician (AH-HA, 2016) and NY Standard (Fresh Sound Records, 2018). After recording with Kenny Burrell for his 2010 release Be Yourself on High Note Records, Pennicott continues to enjoy a decade-long association with the prolific guitarist and his Jazz Heritage All-Stars. Touring the world with Porter, Pennicott has performed at iconic venues, including The Royal Albert Hall in London, the Berliner Philharmonie in Germany, and Carnegie Hall in New York. On-screen, he has become a fixture on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a regular member of the Stay Human Band with Jon Batiste, an artist with whom he has played a week-long engagement at The Village Vanguard. A Georgia native in New York City, Pennicott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. As a player, Pennicott expresses an evolving sound—the result of a soulful and sophisticated foundation for groove he honed in the church and through his Jamaican heritage and a penchant for harmonic exploration that reflects the depth of his ear. Strong intention and receptive impulses that allow Pennicott to serve every situation—from Ari Hoenig’s rhythmic labyrinths to Al Foster’s resonating soundscapes— also pervade his original compositions. While he has played an elemental role in advancing and transforming the sounds of many innovative artists, Pennicott’s work as a leader is only beginning. In 2014, Pennicott released his debut recording, Lover of Nature, on New Phrase Records, a project that features equally curious musical minds: Mike Battaglia, Spencer Murphy, and Kenneth Salters. As his career continues its upward trajectory, Pennicott most recently released his soul-filling sophomore recording in the fall of 2020, Spirit Garden (self-released), featuring a 26-piece string orchestra alongside several combinations of a chord-less quartet. It is his most audacious endeavor, delightfully composing, orchestrating, and performing on his musical canvas. A $15 drink/food minimum is charged per person in the party, per set, if the total for beverages purchased by the party does not meet the minimum. Important Notices: If you do not check in by 15 minutes into the start of the set, we reserve the right to resale your seats with no refund. Refunds must be requested 24 hours before the start of the performance.