UVA Dept. of Music- Free Bridge Quintet Spring Concert
112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22904
- Presented By: UVA Dept. of Music
- Dates: April 4, 2020
- Location: Old Cabell Hall
- Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Price: $15 General / $13 UVA Faculty & Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance / Free for students under 18.
Over the past two decades, the Free Bridge Quintet has performed over forty concerts in Old Cabell Hall as well as many outreaches and community events. Founded in 1997, it features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospé on the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Butch Taylor on piano. The quintet has been a staple of not only the UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades. The quintet is known for its tributes to the giants of jazz including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane as well as presentations of its own innovative works. The quintet has also performed with many internationally renowned guest artists such as Pat Metheny, Cyrus Chestnut, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Abercrombie.