“Hodges: Front & Center, Vol. 1” ft. Owen Broder

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Saturday, October 29 2022 8:00 PM 11:00 PM EDT

Marking the release of the album Hodges: Front & Center, saxophonist Owen Broder and his quintet pay tribute to Johnny Hodges, the lead alto saxophonist of the Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra and band leader in his own right. With this program, culling pieces from both the Ellington repertoire as well as from the saxophonist's often overlooked catalogue of small group albums and collaborations with jazz luminaries including Clark Terry, Ben Webster, and Gerry Mulligan, you will experience the beauty and elegance of the original arrangements, with a deeply felt modern vibrancy in these fresh interpretations.


Owen Broder, alto saxophone

Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet

Carmen Staaf, piano

Barry Stephenson, bass

Dan Pugach, drums