Arts & Culture

DENNY ZEITLIN Solo & Trio with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson

Mezzrow Jazz Club
May 1-4

“By any measure, Zeitlin’s output over the past 50 years places him at jazz’s creative zenith.”
Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes

SOLO: Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00
Celebrating the May release of live solo CD
“Remembering Miles” (Sunnyside)

TRIO: Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00

Reserved Seats (Highly Recommended) $20-25

Critical Acclaim:


“…he is an improvisational artist whose skills are so expansive that he can integrate everything he hears into the fabric of his soloing. In the best sense, in the manner that has always been true of jazz’s finest improvisers, Zeitlin constantly stretches the creative envelope, measuring himself only against the infinite demands of his music.”
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Time

“…Zeitlin delivered a riveting solo performance.”
George Goodman, New York Times

“In supreme command of the keyboard…he employs striking dissonances, he constructs extraordinary edifices of harmonics, he can be marvelously pianistic, with a velvet subtlety of touch. He is an original…Denny Zeitlin stretches jazz piano beyond any hitherto defined limits.”
Don Freeman, San Diego Union

“…He didn’t show his brilliance through his technique (which he has), but through subtle improvisation, advanced and finely-tuned harmonic development, and a stupendous internal sense of meter…Denny Zeitlin’s solo piano was the unpretentious highpoint of the festival.”
Munchner Merkur (Munich)

TRIO (reviews of latest CD with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson“Wishing On The Moon):

Denny Zeitlin is not simply a very good pianist.  He is a great one…one of the most highly accomplished musicians writing for and performing on the instrument today…throughout this magnificent record (superbly engineered at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz At Lincoln Center) one is continuously impressed at how Mr. Zeitlin is alive to the complex pleasure of contemporary music…and how blessed he is to have two of the most magical players on their instruments…”
Raul da Gama, Jazzdagama

“…Williams creates giant ripples, Wilson is like unto a force of nature, and Zeitlin storms and swirls without leaving the listener behind, maintaining a (restless) lyricism throughout…Zeitlin is up there in the pantheon with Corea, Tyner, and Herbie Hancock.”
Mark Keresman, INCONDV

“…Wishing On The Moon represents the Denny Zeitlin Trio at the peak of its powers, on one of those nights when all the gears meshed, and all the stars aligned around that shining moon.”
Dan McClenaghan, allaboutjazz

“…this newly released album features Denny at his explorative best, taking standards apart and reassembling them with curiosity and daring…”
Marc Myers, jazzwax

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