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Ted Curson Quartet to Play Baha’i Center Tuesday

If you know jazz, you know the members of Charles Mingus’ famed late-’50s quartet-and that means you know trumpeter Ted Curson. An in-demand music instructor and bandleader in his own right, Curson will bring his quartet to New York City on Sept. 11 with a concert at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the city’s Baha’i Center.

Curson, who, besides being well known for his work with Mingus’ quartet from 1959 to 1960 has also led a quintet with Bill Barron and played with Max Roach, has produced over 20 solo albums over the years.

Curson’s years of experience, especially leading sessions for a variety of labels such as Prestige, Fontana, Atlantic and Arista, will be on display during Tuesday’s concerts. The trumpeter will be joined by Mike Longo on piano, Toivo Unt on bass and Bruce Cox on drums for two concerts, the first at 8 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are $15 and will be sold at the door. For reservations and more information, call 212-222-5159.

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