Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

    Fri / 07.07. at 22:00


    CD Park day ticket: EUR 10 (free admission with same-day concert tickets)

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    CD Park (Council of Europe Park), Main Stage

    Immanuel Wilkins, alto saxophone; Micah Thomas, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; Kweku Sumbry, drums

    One of the most prominent saxophonists to have emerged from a new generation of US jazz musicians, Immanuel Wilkins’ prodigious talent was spotted early on by venerable institutions. It’s uncommon for a young jazz musician to record their debut album under a major label. Wilkins was one of the select few: Omega was released on Blue Note in 2020. Although aged barely twenty-two at the time, his record conveys a sense of consistency, maturity and fluid sophistication of ensemble performance, a quartet that enjoys a long-standing collaboration. The album won glowing reviews and was named #1 Jazz Album of 2020 by The New York Times and NPR’s Best Debut Jazz Album. In 2022, Blue Note Records released Wilkins’ second effort, The 7th Hand, which again received a load of recognition, landing on various Best of 2022 lists (including Jazzwise, NPR, Jazz Times, New York Times...).

    Due to the cancellation of his European tour Ben LaMar Gay will not perform at the 64th Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

    Artistic Directors (SI): Bogdan Benigar, Borja Močnik, Andrej Dré Hočevar*
    *(artist-in-residence; .abeceda VI.; Mladi Raziskovalci VI.)