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Jazz By 5 with Javon Jackson, George Cables, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez & Jimmy Cobb

Aug 13, Sunday - 2pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

An all-star quintet featuring five jazz heavyweights, Jazz By 5 is any jazz fan’s dream come true. Celebrating swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and beyond, Jazz By Five’s line-up includes members who have performed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra.

Tenor Saxophonist Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording with the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He’s released 14 recordings as a bandleader and has recorded over 135 CDs with the biggest names in jazz.

George Cables has performed and recorded with some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn and Dizzy Gillespie.

Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock. He’s played on hundreds of albums by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. Along with his brother Michael, he formed the Brecker Brothers Band, earning seven Grammy nominations.

Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. He has worked with jazz giants like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Chick Corea and Lionel Hampton.

Drummer Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of all of Miles Davis’ incredible bands. Cobb’s inspirational work with Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history.

Tenor Saxophonist Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording with the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He’s released 14 recordings as a bandleader and has recorded over 135 CDs with the biggest names in jazz.

George Cables has performed and recorded with some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughn and Dizzy Gillespie.

Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock. He’s played on hundreds of albums by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. Along with his brother Michael, he formed the Brecker Brothers Band, earning seven Grammy nominations.

Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. He has worked with jazz giants like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Chick Corea and Lionel Hampton.

Drummer Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of all of Miles Davis’ incredible bands. Cobb’s inspirational work with Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history.


Personnel

Javon Jackson, tenor saxophone
Randy Brecker, trumpet
George Cables, piano
Eddie Gomez, bass
Jimmy Cobb, drums