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Alison Crockett

Alison Crockett has paid her musical “dues” in full… She is perhaps the quintessential nu jazz/progressive soul singer of her generation and yet you may not have heard of her – – but you’ve no doubt heard her voice… On seminal recordings by King Britt, Blue Six, Us3, Landslide, John Wicks, Mathematics and a whole host of others, Alison’s voice has provided the velvety, sensual sound of tomorrow’s yesterday’s…a captivating tone which evokes both the music of the past and that yet to come.


"The AfroHORN" a Jazz project; was conceived by Francisco Mora-Catlett in Sun Ra's home, during Francisco's tenure with the Arkestra in the 70's, after reading Henry Dumas's story, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?". In this story the “AfroHORN” is a powerful instrument that unites and completes the sound circle, bringing new light and life.

The New Reincarnation of “The AfroHORN”, with an outstanding line up; Sam Newsome (Soprano Saxophone), Alex Harding (Baritone Saxophone), Aruan Ortiz (Piano), Rashaan Carter (Bass), Roman Diaz (Percussion), and Francisco Mora-Catlett (Drums).

Stanton Moore Trio

Over the course of his 20-year career, drummer Stanton Moore has become known as one of the premier funk musicians of his generation. On his latest album, Conversations, he moves in a slightly different direction, returning to his roots while reinventing his trademark sound. The result is a lively and combustible jazz piano trio outing that reveals unexpected new dimensions to Moore's always-engaging virtuosity. 

Jack DeJohnette Trio w/Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison

Multiple poll-winning Jack DeJohnette is a true trailblazing percussionist, who is also an accomplished pianist.  A man of many projects, on this occasion DeJohnette will pilot a very special trio.  Joining DeJohnette for this June 13 excursion at the Hamilton Live will be saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of the monumental John and Alice Coltrane.  Further shades of the famous John Coltrane Quartet will be felt in the bass chair, manned by Matthew Garrison, the entrepreneurial son (co-operator of the Brooklyn creative music venue Shapeshifter

Paquito D'Rivera

Born in Cuba, Paquito D'Rivera began his career as a child prodigy. A restless musical genius during his teen years, Mr. D’Rivera created various original and ground-breaking musical ensembles. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. Mr. D’Rivera has received many recognitions as an artist and composer, and is a recipient of the National Medal for the Arts as well as an NEA Jazz Master.

The Cookers

Experience counts, especially in jazz. The more time musicians spend interpreting tunes and interacting with others, the more articulation an audience can expect. You can hear the fruits of such work in the expressive language The Cookers bring to the bandstand and to their three critically acclaimed recordings, WarriorsCast the First Stone and Believe.