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The Blue Note Quintet

Gerald Clayton (music director and piano)

Joel Ross (vibraphone)

Immanuel Wilkins (saxophone)

Kendrick Scott (drums)

Matt Brewer (bass)

Tonight’s concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission



About Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records has etched an indelible mark on the music industry since its inception in 1939. Founded by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants, Blue Note emerged as a pioneering force in the realm of jazz, dedicated to showcasing the talents of both established and emerging artists.

From its early years, Blue Note became synonymous with innovation, excellence, and a distinctive aesthetic. The label's commitment to artistic integrity and uncompromising quality led to the creation of a legendary roster that included luminaries such as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Herbie Hancock, among many others. Under the stewardship of Lion and later, producer Rudy Van Gelder, Blue Note became a crucible for the development of new styles and sounds within jazz, from bebop and hard bop to soul jazz and fusion.

Throughout its storied history, Blue Note Records has remained a beacon of creativity and authenticity, continually evolving while staying true to its core values. Today, under the leadership of President Don Was, Blue Note continues to nurture groundbreaking talent and release music that transcends genres, carrying forward its legacy as a vanguard of jazz and a symbol of artistic excellence.


This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Susan Bay Nimoy, Estate of Douglas M. Matheson, Seedlings Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, MacMillan Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Charina Endowment Fund, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, PECO Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, Mustang Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold and the Arnhold Foundation, The Grodzins Fund, and The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society of North America.

This program is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Music programming also receives support from an endowment established by The Bydale Foundation, Mary Flager Cary Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Christopher and Barbara Dixon, the Herman Goldman Foundation, William and Angela Haines, Walter and Marge Scheuer, and Zabar’s.

Symphony Space thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.

Symphony Space Staff

Kathy Landau Executive Director
Peg Wreen
Managing Director
Isaiah Sheffer
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978-1988)
Artistic Director (1988-2010)
Founding Artistic Director (2010-2012)
Allan Miller
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978-1988)

Darren Critz Director of Performing Arts Programs

*in memoriam

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