Harvard Jazz Bands in Concert with guest artist George Cables


Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:00pm


Lowell Lecture Hall

Pianist George CablesPresented by: Harvard Jazz Bands
Tickets: Full price: $10.00; Students and Seniors (65+): $8.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Cables will perform his and others’ compositions during this concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands.
Related event: On November 13 at 4 PM, Cables will discuss his career during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Presented by Learning From Performers.

“Anyone who is serious about jazz will tell you that George Cables belongs in the pantheon of the greatest jazz pianists.” (Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz) Equally skilled as a leader or as a sideman, pianist George Cables helped define modern mainstream jazz piano in the 1980s and '90s. He gained recognition during his stints with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon, and became known as Art Pepper's favorite pianist. As a leader Cables has performed extensively and recorded for the Contemporary, Concord, and SteepleChase labels.