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Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorers Club

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


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

Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn

Jeb Bishop: trombone

Josiah Reibstein: tuba

Eric Hofbauer: guitar

Tony Leva: bass

Curt Newton: drums

Music by Kohlhase, Graham Connah, Eric Hofbauer, Elmo Hope, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Roswell Rudd and John Tchicai

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