Jazz Is: Now – Luther S. Allison Sextet – Curated by Luther Allison

The Luther S. Allison Sextet will debut new original music, incorporating influences of blues, gospel, and soul music, as well as perform original material and arrangements which will be featured on his upcoming Posi-Tone Records, release set for July 19th of this year.

Piano & Bandleader: Luther S. Allison
Trumpet: Brandon Woody
Alto: Markus Howell
Trombone: Jeffery Miller
Bass: Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere
Drums: Michael Piolet


About Luther Allison

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina Luther Allison is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in both piano and drum set. In 2017 Allison earned his Bachelors of Music in Studio Music & Jazz from The University of Tennessee and his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University in 2019. Allison is a Grammy Award Winning Pianist with Samara Joy on her 2023 release “Tight.” He has recorded as a “sideman” on numerous projects including including Diego Rivera’s Connections (piano), Michael Dease’s Reaching Out (piano), Dease’s Give It All You Got(drums), Dease’s Never More Here (piano), and Markus Howell’s Get Right (drums). Allison has performed nationally and internationally alongside the likes of Rodney Whitaker, Jazzmeia Horn, The Baylor Project, Samara Joy, Gregory Tardy, Ulysses Owens Jr. and many more.

About the Jazz Is: Now Curatorial Fellowships

Since its founding, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem has provided young artists with opportunities to perform as well as curate concerts and events. NJMH Artistic Director Christian McBride started curating performances and presentations at the Museum in 2006, and Artistic Director Jon Batiste began in 2010 while a student at Juilliard.  The excitement and energy those events brought to our community inform our current programming and creative vision. As Christian and Jon became globally recognized jazz ambassadors, the Museum continued to provide emerging artists with career-enhancing opportunities to curate events at the Museum.  In 2022, we formalized this initiative as the Jazz Is: Now Curatorial Fellowships, with generous funding from the New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship Program.  Our third cohort of Jazz Is: Now Curatorial Fellows includes bassist Liany Mateo and pianist Luther Allison.

Liany and Luther will be performing and curating a variety of events at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem throughout 2024.

Tue, Apr 09
6:30 pm

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