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The Curtis Brothers: “Algorithm” Album Relase

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Where: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor)
When: 1/15/2020
Set Times: 7:30 and 9:30 nightly
Reserve by Phone: 212-258-9595

With pianist Zaccai Curtis, bassist Luques Curtis, trumpeter Brian Lynch, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, and drummer Ralph Peterson.

“As the Curtis Brothers continue their upward trajectory, it’s gratifying to see them recognizing the importance of their predecessors. It won’t be long before they’ll be offering the same inspiration to an even newer generation of musicians keeping the flame of hard-bop burning.” – All About Jazz

“The Curtis Brothers may play to conceptual logic, but they play for the people. This isn’t stuffy, academic art. It’s music with true grit.” – JazzTimes

Luques and Zaccai Curtis are a formidable duo known together as the Curtis Brothers. The pair has made a mark in jazz and Latin music by exploring the blues harmonies and swing rhythms of the Africa-Caribbean-New Orleans lineage that make for a distinct and irresistible fusion. Tonight they celebrate their latest release, Algorithm, which emphasizes their hard bop inclinations with some obvious nods toward the legacy of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Most of the pieces happen to be inspired by and named after diverse mathematical concepts, but the music itself is wonderfully organic, human, and propulsive.

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.

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