Kazzrie Jaxen Trio

November 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
$18 pp music charge $15 pp online sales $12 pp minimum
Kazzrie Jaxen Trio @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States

2 sets:  8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp at door  
$18 pp prepaid tickets through our web site’s shopping cart
$12 pp minimum

Kazzrie Jaxen, piano/vocals 
Charley Krachy, tenor sax 
Don Messina, double bass
The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet  is a true quaternity, bringing together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians:  the buoyant lighter-than-air swing of Bill Chattindrums; the earthy melodic pulsations of Don Messina’s bass; the oceanic depth of Charley Krachys tenor; and the fiery adventurousness of Kazzrie Jaxens piano.
The band has been together since 2009.  Their first CD, “Callicoon Sessions”(released on Cadence Jazz Records in 2013) was produced from informal recordings of their monthly sessions at Kazzrie’s studio in Callicoon, NY, and has received critical acclaim:  “These recordings give new meaning to the words freedom and tradition, juxtaposing them in a way that render them useless.  The recording is a no-nonsense portrait, leaving room for the playing to breathe and bloom. A great disc from an innovative ensemble.”  (Marc Medwin, The NYC Jazz Record, May 2014).
“Quaternity,” a collection of live performances was released in August of 2014 on the New Artists Record label. 

“…a hip quartet…lemme tell ya, I wanna see them in concert!  Artsy and

atmospheric jazz at its best.  I want more!” (George Harris, Jazz Weekly,  January 2015).
Honoring jazz tradition with straight-ahead swing and spontaneous improvisation, this band strives to express the beauty of a melodic line, deriving collective inspiration from the musical philosophies of jazz greats Lennie Tristano and Sal Mosca, as well as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Bud Powell, Warne Marsh, and many others. The quartet’s music includes standard tunes, jazz lines, originals, and occasional excursions into the abstract.  Their unusual harmonic approach stretches the music in unique and complex directions, always in service to feeling and to the pure joy of improvising.  



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