Ralph Moore Quartet
The winter Jazz at the Athenaeum series opens with the Ralph Moore Quartet, featuring Moore on tenor saxophone, Eric Reed on piano and bass, and Willie Jones III on drums. Moore has a career that includes associations with artists such as Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and J.J. Johnson. Active as a member of The Tonight Show band from 1995 to 2010, his first Athenaeum performance dates to 1997 as a member of pianist Cedar Walton’s Eastern Rebellion quartet with Billy Higgins. He is joined for this performance by pianist Reed, a former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.