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Steve Turre Sextet

Jazz musician Steve Turre (pronounced too-ray) occupies a most unique patch of real estate in the art form as a virtuoso trombonist with a specialty in playing and making sea shells as an ancestral Aztecan birthright instrument…as a composer, arranger, bandleader and educator…as one who straddles the perceived boundaries of Jazz, Big Band, Latin Jazz and R&B/Funk… Avant Garde…and as a session player who has held down the “bone” chair in the “Saturday Night Live” television show band for three decades. Having released 18 albums as a leader between his critically acclaimed latest

“I’ve always felt that music is about giving,” Turre states in explanation of his Spiritman concept and his philosophy of music in general. “You give of your life force through your instrument to create a vibration that can heal. In that sense, a musician is like a doctor: the more you give of yourself, the better you can make people feel. Within every culture music is a vital part of people’s nature…yet each culture is different. Jazz brings a lot of those elements together, drawing from many sources. It’s the first world music.”

“Though I am inspired by the energy, enthusiasm and fresh perspectives of the youth, I’ve gained the most profound knowledge from people who came before me. I firmly believe that building a foundation on the wisdom of those who came before us will directly influence how far forward you can go. Your intuitive understanding of the roots anchors you so you can truly take it forward. I got that from Rahsaan.”

September 5, 2020 9:45 pm Saturday 9/5 | Carhartt Soundstage (Ren. Ballroom/Cabot)
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