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Concert View: Alexa Tarantino Quartet
December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Rockport Music’s Concert View virtual music series presents the Alexa Tarantino Quartet with an exciting and dynamic jazz program.
Director of the Rockport Jazz Workshop, Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Alexa’s “lovely, ardent way of improvising,” and “sharply plotted but gracefully unencumbered straight-ahead jazz [compositions]” (The New York Times) establish her individual voice which shines through as a dynamic performer and educator. Tarantino performs regularly as a leader and sidewoman in a wide variety of ensembles and genres including Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s OGRESSE, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (holding a weekly residency at Birdland Jazz Club), Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, LSAT (her new quintet co-led with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian), and the Alexa Tarantino Quartet. In 2019, JazzTimes Magazine named Alexa one of the Top 5 Alto Saxophonists and in 2020, Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics’ Pick named her a Rising Star.