Ivy Social Club members are invited to Piano Jazz at the Arts Club which opens its 6th season with Saxophonist Jon Irabagon and Pianist Burnett Thompson.
- Concert is 60 minutes, no intermission
- Meet the Artist Reception to follow courtesy Arts Club of Washington (wine/beer)
- Tickets: $20 (33% Discount) Use Promo Code 3002 https://tinyurl.com/y3lu9wgm
“Jon Irabagon is a subverter of the jazz form, a revolutionary.” The New York City Jazz Record
Saxophonist Jon Irabagon, the 2008 Thelonius Monk Competition champion, is known for breaking boundaries whether in the jazz, avant-garde, or doom metal realms. He has topped virtually every worldwide instrumental poll over the last ten years. Jon is joined by pianist Burnett Thompson.
The winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition, Jon Irabagon has since topped both the Rising Star Alto Saxophone and the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone categories in the DownBeat Magazine Critics’ Poll and been named one of Time Out New York’s 25 New York City Jazz Icons. Jon was also named 2012 Musician of the Year in The New York City Jazz Record and as a leader has appears in annual tours worldwide with appearances in most major festivals and venues.
Irabagon has performed and/or recorded with such luminaries as Lou Reed, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, among countless others.
JazzTimes: "Burnett Thompson's moods and means shift constantly. ...improvisations dazzle in their own sweet and astringently abstract way."