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Photo Gallery: Drummer Jae Sinnett and Friends in Virginia

Quartet introduces music from new album

Allen Farnham performing with Jae SInnett and friends in Virginia, 9-15
Hans Glawischnig (performing with Jae Sinnett and friends in Virginia, 9-15
Jae Sinnett, Norfolk, Virginia, 9-15
Ralph Bowen performing with Jae Sinnett and friends in Virginia, 9-15

At Chandler Recital Hall at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., last month, drummer Jae Sinnett performed new music from his upcoming album Zero to 60. Sinnett has produced 13 albums as a leader since 1986 as well as teaching and hosting a live radio show four nights a week and Sunday afternoon on NPR called Sinnett in Session (now in its 25th year) and hosting another show Friday nights called The R&B Chronicles. He composed all of the music for the new album, except for “Never Let Me Go,” by Jay Livingston, and at least one song for each musician to showcase his instrument. The band included Sinnett, Allen Farnham (piano), Ralph Bowen (saxophone) and Hans Glawischnig (bass). It was a night of firsts, as not only had these compositions never before been played, but these four musicians had never played together. The album was recorded in studio September 13th and 14th.

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