“HC3! Always swinging! Always vibing! Classy! Soulful! The best!” – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Marcus Printup
Drummer Henry Conerway III has become a leading presence on the modern jazz scene since moving to New York in 2015. He’s worked regularly with the iconic Freddy Cole, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Marcus Printup, vocalist extraordinaire Jazzmeia Horn, and many more luminaries across generations. This evening celebrates the release of Conerway’s new trio album, featuring compositions by pianist Kenny Banks, Jr. and arrangements by Conerway and bassist Kevin Smith. The title track, “With Pride for Dignity,” speaks to the experience of Africans in America, and new arrangements of songs such as Jimmy Heath’s “Gingerbread Boy,” Ray Brown’s “Slippery,” Phineas Newborn, Jr.’s “Sugar Ray,” and “Duke Ellington’s “Cottontail” speak to different chapters of this story. The record also features an arrangement of Marcus Printup’s “Hopscotch.” Thehc3 trio is here for a single-set performance, so make sure to stop by and check out Conerway’s debut as a Dizzy’s Club bandleader.
Pre-Order With Pride for Dignity on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1425897878?ls=1&app=itunes