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Dave Meder New Quintet feat. Scott Tixier and Philip Dizack

Saturday, March 18

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An event every day that begins at 4:00 am, repeating until Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE! Presents…

Dave Meder New Quintet feat. Scott Tixier and Philip Dizack

Pianist, composer, and educator Dave Meder is known for his broad musical palette and interdisciplinary approach recognized in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, the American Pianists Awards, and the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commissioning program. Beyond the accolades, his defining aesthetic is a strikingly postmodern sense of stylistic adventure, incorporating what All About Jazz describes as “a vibrant hybrid of the whole American spectrum.”

His first album, “Passage,” was counted among the top five jazz debuts in the Ottawa Citizen and was included in the annual “Favorite Jazz Albums” list from All Music Guide, noted for its skillful balancing of “post-bop harmonies with soulful gospel warmth and contemporary classical sophistication.” His most recent release, “Unamuno Songs and Stories” uses the works of Spanish Civil War-era philosopher Miguel de Unamuno to respond to sociopolitical turmoil in the United States. Meder has headlined stages or conducted educational residencies at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, as well as internationally in Beijing, Tokyo, São Paulo, and most recently Egypt as a US Fulbright Scholar. Dave is a Yamaha Artist and a professor at University of North Texas.

Scott Tixier

Special guest Scott Tixier is a 5 time-GRAMMY award-winning violinist and 2018 Downbeat Critic Poll Winner. He has performed in major venues across the world including The Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Paris Philharmonie, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note in New York, The Apollo Theater, The Hollywood Bowl, Shanghai Conservatory Of Music, and United States Capitol.

Philip Dizack

Special guest Philip Dizack, one of the most important jazz trumpeters of his generation, is emerging as an integral player of the worldwide jazz scene, fulfilling DownBeat Magazine’s 2007 proclamation “[one of twenty-five] Trumpet Players for the Future.” Dizack was mentored in the tradition through his time performing, touring and recording with Jazz Messenger Bobby Watson and 8-time Grammy© winner, Latin Jazz legend, Eddie Palmieri. He has since performed and recorded alongside a wide array of musicians including Shai Maestro, Wycliffe Gordon, Thundercat, Nicholas Payton, Immanuel Wilkins, Kamasi Washington, Aaron Parks, Ben Wendel, Melissa Aldana, Jon Batiste, Morrissey, Foreigner, and many more.

Marty Jaffe

Marty Jaffe is an exciting new voice on the double bass. While studying at Juilliard, he honed his craft under the tutelage of musical giants Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Drummond, Frank Kimbrough and many others. His versatility has helped him become one of New York City’s most in demand bassists, sharing the stage with musical icons Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Ingrid Jensen, Karrin Allyson, Harold Mabern, Sullivan Fortner, Sergio Mendes, and Steve Wilson.

Michael Piolet

Michael Piolet earned a degree in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he studied drumset and jazz percussion privately with Steve Rucker and John Yarling. As a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet at the Frost School of Music, he performed at the Monterey Next Generation Festival in California and the 2011 and 2012 JEN conferences in New Orleans and Louisville. He was also featured on the Stamps Jazz Quintet’s self-titled debut album on Summit Records.

Band Members:

Dave Meder – Piano
Philip Dizack – Trumpet
Scott Tixier – Violin
Marty Jaffe – Bass
Michael Piolet – Drums

Thursday $25-35

Set 1:  730  Doors 630
Set 2:  930  Doors 845. Bar open 630

Friday & Saturday $35-45

Set 1:  730  Doors 630
Set 2:  930  Doors 845. Bar open 630
Set 3:  1045  Doors 1030.  Bar open 630


Saturday, March 18