Robert Glasper Announces Month-Long Residency at NYC Blue Note

The keyboardist, composer, and bandleader will play in a wide variety of group settings over 24 nights

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Robert Glasper at the 2017 DC JazzFest (Photo by Jati Lindsay)

The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City has announced a month-long residency this fall featuring Robert Glasper. Running Oct. 2-28, the 24-night, 48-show residency will pair the keyboardist, composer, and bandleader with groups featuring Bilal, Terrace Martin, Christian McBride, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Nicholas Payton, Chris Dave, Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis, Walter Smith, Rodney Green, and Justin Tyson, with more names to be determined, according to the venue’s announcement.

In addition, special performances will include Glasper’s “supergroup” R+R=NOW, a tribute to Miles Davis called “Everything’s Beautiful” (the same title as a 2016 album for which Glasper remixed tracks from the Davis archive), a tribute to Mulgrew Miller, and more. Says the announcement, “Returning to the Blue Note, the residency honors [Glasper’s] massive career and highlights not only the different eras in [that] career, but also the different parts of his community and the impact his collaborators have had on his development and style.”

The run will feature two shows each night at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here: http://www.bluenotejazz.com/newyork/schedule/index.shtml#october

Robert Glasper Residency Full Schedule

Oct. 2-7: Robert Glasper with Chris Dave & Derrick Hodge

Oct. 9-10: Robert Glasper: Houston Nights featuring Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis & Walter Smith

Oct. 11-14: TBA

Oct. 16-17: Robert Glasper with Christian McBride & Nicholas Payton

Oct. 18-21: Robert Glasper: Miles Davis Tribute “Everything’s Beautiful” with Bilal

Oct. 23-24: Robert Glasper: Mulgrew Miller Tribute featuring Derrick Hodge & Rodney Green

Oct. 25-28: Robert Glasper: R+R=NOW featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin & Justin Tyson

Read JazzTimes‘ review of the Robert Glasper Experiment’s ArtScience album.