Lee Konitz Quartet
“Feel the decades peeling away, and hear the uniquely influential tone and phrasing of one of the great performers of all jazz.”—The Arts Desk
A true jazz master who has pursued a tireless drive for constantly fresh approaches throughout his long career, alto sax sage Lee Konitz’s spry instrumental wit and improvisational verve continue to belie his status as an octogenarian. With his stellar quartet featuring classically trained pianist Dan Tepfer (who enjoys a special musical empathy with Konitz) and the nimble rhythm section of Jeremy Stratton on bass and George Schuller on drums, Konitz unfurls extended melodic lines as well as spare, wistful phrases that glow and smolder.
Alongside introducing an array of rising talents over the years in the best room for jazz in town, we also take pride in presenting groundbreaking legends like Lee Konitz, who embody a spirit of regeneration through creativity that sets the standard for emerging artists. Join us to celebrate the ever-evolving music of this jazz great in concert.
$18 general public
MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council