This concert pairs two of the finest forty-something tenor saxophonists in jazz today. Possessing a truly individual sound that has been compared to the late Paul Gonsalves of Duke Ellington Orchestra fame, Stephen Riley‘s dark, breathy, and subtly expressive playing is markedly different than any saxophonist in jazz. He will be backed by the Marcus Roberts Trio including bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis.
Eric Alexander has developed into one of the finest bebop saxophonists in the world, and his quartet features elder statesman Harold Mabern at the piano along with bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth. This long-running quartet has toured extensively across the globe, meaning that audiences can anticipate a night of incendiary swing with this only-in-Savannah double bill!