Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Farrell Family Jazz: Boom Tic Boom
Jazz returns to the Music Room of the Athenaeum for the library’s annual summer jazz series. The series features rare local appearances by internationally acclaimed jazz artists, including a special CD release event by San Diego's Mike Wofford.
The series concludes on July 11 with Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom, a quartet led by drummer Miller and featuring Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Myra Melford on piano, and Todd Sickafoose on bass. NYC-based Miller crosses many musical boundaries, bringing her individual sound to diverse types of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity.
Allison goes from leading her band, Boom Tic Boom, to playing with songwriting vocalists Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Merchant, to touring with saxophonist Marty Ehrlich, legendary B3 organist Doctor Lonnie Smith, and a wide range of jazz leaders including Ben Allison, Kenny Barron, Erik Friedlander, Mark Helias, Ellery Eskelin, Ray Drummond, Peter Bernstein, Sheila Jordan, Kevin Mahogany, and Bruce Barth.
- Cost: $21 - $26