From the world’s greatest stages, clubs, and festivals, to radio and television, to earning a spot on DownBeat Magazine’s list of Best CDs of 2011, the NYJAZZ Quartet has been hailed as a group of “stellar musicians”, “the finest on the New York scene”, and as artists playing with “technical brilliance”. With each member contributing a wealth of international performance experience as some of the most in-demand artists of our time performing with countless Jazz masters, the NYJAZZ Quartet is an ensemble that can best be described as having earned a spot in the lineage that will propel this music “to a brilliant future”. Whether reinterpreting the music of Thad Jones on their “Mad About Thad” CD (2011), or exploring new paths and ‘musical commentary’ on their upcoming CD, “PreCode”, NYJAZZ is forging new paths led by Rob Derke, hailed as “one of the most expressive and persistently imaginative” saxophonists, and fuelled by a rhythm section that includes “the latest Cuban-born wunderkind pianist” Aruan Ortiz, the “insane virtuosity” of bassist Carlo De Rosa, and drummer Eric McPherson, who adds NYJAZZ to his credits along with the likes of Fred Hersch, Jackie McLean, and Andrew Hill.
our newest release... "Mad About Thad"
with the NYJAZZ Septet. Click the cover to find out more about the ensemble!