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Freddie Bryant Brazilian Jazz Trio ft. Michael Libramento & Michael Collings

September 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

WHERE: THE BLOCK off biltmore, 39 S. Market St, 28801
WHEN: Sunday September 16, 2018
COVER:  $10 g.a. / $5 students
DOORS: 6:30pm | SHOW: 7pm
GENRE:  jazz
SEATS:  seated general admission / standing room
AGES:  all ages



Freddie Bryant:


The great guitarist Kenny Burrell wrote, “Freddie Bryant is a brilliant young guitarist and composer.” He is a versatile musician skilled both in jazz and classical music. Freddie Bryant received a Master’s degree in classical guitar from the Yale School of Music and is in demand in the New York jazz and Brazilian scenes, where he has worked with Elaine Elias, Tom Harrell and many others. He was a member of Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet and the Mingus Orchestra and leads his own group, Kaleidoscope.

His new CD, Monk Restrung, celebrates the music Thelonious Monk. He has seven other CDs as a leader: Dreamscape: Solo, Duo, Trio featuring Chris Potter and Scott Colley (GJKSounds), Live Grooves…Epic Tales with his band Kaleidoscope including Donny McCaslin and Yosvany Terry (HiPNOTIC records), Brazilian Rosewood, Boogaloo Brasileiro, Live at Smoke with Steve Wilson, Chris Cheek, Diego Urcola, Edward Simon, Edsel Gomez, Avishai Cohen and Jordi Rossy (Fresh Sound Records); and Take Your Dance into Battle with Don Braden, Ira Coleman and Billy Drummond (Jazz City Spirit) as well as Trio del Sol (Twinz Records) with MishaPiatigorsky and Gilad.

He has toured 54 countries and collaborated with musicians from a variety of backgrounds, including Indian classical musicians, African singers, oud players, traditional Arab groups and klezmer bands. In 2006, Bryant spent a week in Cuba, performing and working with other musicians. As an impassioned educator, he has taught jazz to all ages around the world. Bryant is on the faculties of Berklee College of Music and Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Holland. 2017 saw the World premier at the London Human Rights Watch Film Festival of Complicit with his music score.

“Guitarist Freddie Bryant is a rhythmic and melodic sponge. Put him in any musical situation, be it classical, jazz, funk, Senegalese, etc., and he’ll tend to become one with the music.”
— Jason Koransky

Downbeat Jazz


September 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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THE BLOCK off biltmore
39 S. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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