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Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorers Club + The Longy No Boundaries Big Band

$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 7:30pm / Doors 7pm

Opening set by the Longy School of Music of Bard College's No Boundaries Big Band!


Performing music by Charlie Kohlhase, Elmo Hope, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Roswell Rudd and John Tchicai.

Alto, tenor and baritone saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase has been a mainstay of Boston’s jazz scene for over twenty years.  Whether leading his two newest bands, performing in a dozen others or writing over 50 compositions, his music spans a broad range of styles with an emphasis on the contemporary and the improvised.

In 1989, he formed the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet , an ongoing project that has performed locally and nationally for a decade and half. Their long-awaited live 2-CD set, “Play Free Or Die,” has been released on the Boxholder label to critical acclaim. Kohlhase also leads the CK5, a second quintet that recently released its live debut, “CK5 Live!” Charlie's two newest bands, Explorer's Club and Saxophone Support Group , are charting new territory. Explorer's Club , another quintet for Kohlhase, builds upon his long relationship with New England saxophonist Matt Langley. SSG is an ever-changing quartet to octet of local sax luminaries.

Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones

Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone

Jeb Bishop: trombone

Bill Lowe: bass trombone

Josiah Reibstein: tuba

Tony Leva: bass

Curt Newton: drums

The Longy No Boundaries Big Band

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Performing music by Tadd Dameron, Duke Ellington, Frank Foster, Benny Golson and Fletcher Henderson.

Billy Jewell: trumpet

Jeb Bishop: trombone

Daniel Chien & Bill Lowe: bass trombones

Diego Tunjano: alto saxophone & clarinet

Jacob Cobb: tenor & alto saxophones

James Mandart: tenor saxophone

Charlie Kohlhase: baritone saxophone, director

David Harewood & Apple Shin: piano

Soo Kim: guitar

Sean Hannon: bass

Alex Dillon: drums

Earlier Event: April 23
Last Minute GAT feat. Randy Wooten
Later Event: April 24
Gill Aharon Trio - Open Rehearsal