Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads this exciting quintet--Generation X, Y, and Z--featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music.