Saturday, June 18, 2022 ~ 7:00 PM (Doors Open at 6:30 PM)
Tickets: $25 In Advance ~ $30 At The Door (if available)
Kazemde George is an African American jazz saxophonist, composer, and beat-maker based in Brooklyn who exhibits a gift for streamlined, emotionally direct melodies, articulated with a warm tone and a certain guiding restraint. Raised by Caribbean parents in Berkeley, California, Kaz was exposed to a wide range of musical styles, and has been playing Piano, Saxophone, and Percussion from an early age.
Kazemde has performed with Solange Knowles and Saint Heron, David Murray, Román Filiú, and Jason Moran, at venues and festivals such as, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, Zinc Bar, The Jazz Gallery, Irving Plaza, Yoshi’s, Black Cat, Cafe Stritch, The David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Panama Jazz Festival, Made In America Festival, AfroPunk, and Panorama NYC Music Festival
“Kazemde George is a tenor saxophonist, composer and scholar presently poised for a breakthrough with the jazz public … His soulful new debut … combines an easy grasp of melody and a swinging foundation with some jostling ideas about cultural identity in the Black diaspora.”
– Nate Chinen, WBGO, Take Five
“George holds everything together through the consistency of his writing, the melodic flair of his improvisation, and his ability to execute a vision through a core group of musicians.”
– Michael Toland, The Big Takeover
This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Bar: Wine, beer, and soft drinks available.
The Stissing Center is presently requiring all attendees (aged 5 and older), staff, crew, and volunteers to present proof of vaccination for all in-person events. Mask wearing is now optional. Proof can include the CDC vaccination card, a photo/copy of the CDC vaccination card, or New York State’s Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus. (We request that all children under the age of 5 wear a mask.)