Carl Grubbs, saxophone
Damien Noble, piano/keyboard
Richard Hill, Bass
Eric Kennedy, drums
A legendary jazz saxophonist with a distinguished career as a performer, composer, music educator and recording artist, Carl Grubbs has toured with his ensemble in major cities world wide. He received early extensive training from John Coltrane, who was married to his cousin, Naima. Through his family, he was close to many of the history-making musicians of the 1950s and 1960s. With his brother, Earl, he formed The Visitors, a quintet that recorded four albums for the Muse record company in the early 1970’s.
In recent years, Carl Grubbs and his Jazz/String Ensemble have captivated audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Carl Grubbs has received numerous awards including:
• Two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts
• Baltimore Magazine – Best Jazz Musician, Best Jazz CD
• Two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions Award as a Jazz Master
• Prestigious Mary Sawyer Baker Award
• Prestigious Rubys Prize for The Inner Harbor Suite Revisited: A Tribute to Baltimore
He is a member of the Maryland State Arts Council - www.msac.org/touring-artists-roster/carl-g-grubbs
Limited in-person seats: $25 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
Advance ticket sales end one hour prior to showtime; tickets may be purchased at the door, if any remain.
In-person attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active for one week.