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Show Information
LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES: CHRIS MASSEY & THE NUE JAZZ PROJECT

2013-01-26
Showtime: 12:30AM
Doors Open at 12:00AM

MAKE RESERVATION
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$10.00 $10.00


“A powerhouse drummer-bandleader in the tradition of Art Blakey and Jeff "Tain" Watts”

-JazzTimes Magazine


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Chris Massey & The Nue Jazz Project
FEATURING:
Chris Massey, drums
Melissa Aldana, tenor sax
Benny Benack III, trumpet
Willerm Delisfort, piano
Chris Talio, bass

Chris Massey; leader of the group the Nue Jazz Project (NJP) is a jazz artist based out of New York City who is becoming a wildly talked about new breed of young talented player in the world of jazz. Drummer,composer and bandleader Massey produces a fire and forward momentum in his playing that is becoming a fresh sound in the scene today. During this time he was under the tutelage of local legend Shedrick Hobbs who had played with Charlie "Bird" Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and many other jazz legends of the day. It was during this time where Chris learned that jazz was not a music genre but a state of consciousness. In 2003 Chris began performing with world renounced artists such as former Jazz Messenger Donald Harrison Jr. Since then he has performed with such renowned artists as Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Birdland Big Band well as many other great players.



Among performing Chris is also coming into his own as a composer and arranger. Gaining inspiration from notable drummer-composers such as Brian Blade and Jeff "Tain" Watts; Chris has began composing his first works in early 2001 with his 1st recorded composition piece "Gotham Nights" performed in 2005. Chris above all else is a modern drummer taught in the old tradition of swing; his ethos is to "put his sound" underneath a player and let the fire start to spread. He has performed in many venues across the city such as Smoke, Cleopatra's Needle, Smalls, Fat Cat, 55bar, The Garage, The Iridium and many others. His JazzTimes and Downbeat reviewed album "Vibrainium" is now on sale via iTunes, Amazon, and various other media outlets. Upcoming album "Whosoever" featuring Adam Larson (Tenor Sax), Benny Benack III (Trumpet), Willerm Delisfort (Piano), and Chris Talio (Bass) will be released in January of 2013 on Power Cosmic Records.

 

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