april, 2018

wed25apr6:00 pmJake Leckie QuartetA tribute to the great bassists


Event Details

Jake Leckie – bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums
Sebastien Ammann – piano
Kenny Warren – trumpet

1st Set
7:30pm – Doors 6pm

2nd Set
9:00pm – Doors 8:30pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $15 Thu- Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum. *
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.
During performances, quiet is enforced

Jake Leckie Quartet has been described as “Four musicians who just sound like they’re having a blast, completely in sync with one another, and feeding off the electricity.”  On this very special night at Minton’s Playhouse, the “birthplace of bebop,” the quartet will take the opportunity to pay tribute to the the great bassists of the past, including Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Paul Chambers, Cachao, and Scott LaFaro.  In addition to Jake’s original music, they will present the seldom heard and rarely played compositions written by the unsung heroes holding down the low notes at the back of the bandstand.
Jake Leckie (bass)
Jake Leckie, known for his “polyphonic openness to anything and everything,” is a New York City bassist who has toured with Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Sixto “Sugarman” Rodriguez and Cat Toren’s “Human Kind.”  This “Jazz Bass Wizard” has played the top clubs and music festivals internationally, including the Blue Note, The Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Havana Jazz Festival, and has performed or recorded with Matthew Whittaker, Alexis Morrast, The Harlem Gospel Travelers, JD Warren and the Rudiment, JC Polo Neo Latin Jazz Quartet, The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Cesar Orozco, The Cris Jacobs Band, Lyn Taitt, Warren Wolf, Ran Blake, Matana Roberts, Ursula Rucker (of The Roots), Susan Alcorn, and The String Orchestra of Brooklyn. He was born in Boston, MA, and studied with John Lockwood and Michael Formanek.  www.jakeleckie.com
Sebastien Ammann (piano)

A native of Switzerland, Sebastien Ammann has been active on the New York City since 2008 as a pianist, composer and educator. He is the leader of the Sebastien Ammann Quartet and Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel as well as a sideman with projects including the Gary Douglas Band.

Kenny Warren (trumpet)
Kenny Warren hails from Colorado, lives in Brooklyn, plays trumpet with Slavic Soul Party, ZhirtZ n ZkinZ, Rob Brown’s Quartet, Nashaz,Zozizmos, NOOK, and Big Butter & the Eggmen. He leads/writes/plays/sings for Laila and Smitty. He’s toured with The Walkmen and Budos Band, played MSG with Spoon, and recorded for The Wu Tang Clan, and the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack.

Nathan Ellman-Bell (drums)
Nathan Ellman-Bell moved from Idyllwild California to Baltimore at age seventeen to attend the Peabody Institute from which he graduated with a degree in jazz studies. After relocating to New York, Nathan Ellman-Bell quickly made a name for himself as a strong new voice on the drums, collaborating with Sam Rivers, Uri Caine, Michael Formanek, Tony Malaby, Matt Mitchell, Brandon Seabrook and Craig Taborn, Rotem Sivan Trio, Olli Hirvonen’s New Helsinki, Yuhan Su Quintet, Matterhorn, and the funk super group Snack Cat.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm EST


Minton's playhouse

206 West 118th Street

Minton's playhouse206 West 118th Street