Becoming Quintet is an exciting new jazz collective featuring Eric Wortzman (trumpet), Markus Howell (alto sax/flute), Luther Allison (piano), Liany Mateo (bass), and Zach Adleman (drums). The ensemble features original music by all the members of the band, plus a few selections from both modern and older influences. After releasing their debut record, “One Track Mind” on Posi-Tone Records in February of 2019, the Becoming Quintet has performed at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Cliff Bells, and the Broad Art Museum. Members of the group have garnered numerous awards and have taken their music around the world. Awards include acceptance into the The Gathering Orchestra, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, and the J.C Heard National Drum Competition. As side musicians, members have performed at the After Parties at the Grammy’s, Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Blue Note, and the Dirty Dog, with jazz luminaries such as Rodney Whitaker, Wynton Marsalis, Etienne Charles, Christian McBride, Michael Dease, and Randy Napoleon.