The Peter Sommer New Cool Quintet presents music inspired by late nights, quiet intensity, lyricism and the simmering burn of American Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova. Featuring music by Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Bill Evans, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as originals by Sommer that allow space for improvisation and dynamic interplay between these fantastic artists. Greg Harris, vibraphone, Annie Booth and Dawn Clement, piano, Michael Rinko, bass, and Kevin Matthews and Dru Heller, drums.
Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues across the nation and around the world. Although rooted in the great jazz tradition of his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, he continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener. Peter Sommer is Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. At CSU, Mr. Sommer directs Jazz Ensemble I and coordinates the Jazz Studies area. Peter is a D'Addario endorsed Woodwinds Artist.
Saturday Show Times: Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm