Ode for Joe: Celebrating the Music of Joe Henderson

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Ode for Joe: Celebrating the Music of Joe Henderson Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ralph Moore – tenor saxophone Renee Rosnes – piano Peter Washington – bass Al Foster – drums An all-star group performs the music of Joe Henderson, one of the most distinctive and admired artists in jazz history. Henderson was a prolific composer who wrote numerous jazz standards and was a transcendent soloist who left a discography of classic albums. The Guardian called him “a giant of the jazz saxophone.” The New York Times added, “Mr. Henderson was unmistakably modern,” and quoted the great Benny Golson, “Joe had one foot in the present, the other in the future, and he was just a step away from immortality.” Pianist Renee Rosnes and drummer Al Foster each spent significant parts of their careers working alongside Henderson. They are joined in this inspired quintet by tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, and bassist Peter Washington as they celebrate Henderson’s April 24th birthday.