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New Jersey's Seed Artists to Present 'Forward-Looking Jazz' on Sunday to Launch New Series

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey-based Seed Artists will present the first concert in a new monthly duos series this Sunday afternoon with acclaimed saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis and percussionist Chad Taylor in an intimate setting at 73 See Gallery in Montclair.

Forward-looking jazz and creative music will be performed by Lewis and Taylor, with the event to begin at 2:30 p.m. on April 30 with a FREE kids' music workshop, followed by openers Rio (baritone sax) and Montclair High School's own Willie Oechsli (drums). 

Those who have heard Lewis and/or Taylor in concert - whether together, leading their own groups, or supporting contemporary masters like William Parker, Marc Ribot or Richard Davis - know that both are musicians of vision, sensitivity, and exceptional skill.

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Seed Artists is lucky to have both artists as the perfect pair to open a series of next-generation music at a favorite gallery, 73 See Gallery, located at 73 Pine St. in Montclair. Refreshments will be served.

To hear the artists perform, check here https://vimeo.com/214207615, and https://vimeo.com/214207510.

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Seating is limited in the "intimate" space. Ticket prices are:
ADULTS                          $20
HS/College students      $10
Kids                                 FREE

Purchase tickets online at http://lewistaylor.brownpapertickets.com. For further information, call 862-621-9761.

THERE WILL BE A $5 SURCHARGE AT THE DOOR, EXCEPT FOR KIDS. Proceeds will fund Seed Artists programming. Seed Artists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Saxophonist and composer Lewis has received accolades from cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, which hailed him as one of "7 Young Players to Watch" in 2013. He attended Howard University and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. James has Performed with Alphonso Johnson, William Parker , Hamid Drake, Cooper-Moore, Richard Davis, and Pheeroan Aklaff, among many others.

Chad Taylor is a composer, educator, percussionist, scholar, and co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago, where he started performing professionally at age 16. He has performed with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Cooper-Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot, Peter Brotzmann, Malachi Favors, and many others. Chad leads his own band, Circle Down, which debut recording earned 5 stars by All Music.

GETTING THERE: 73 See Gallery is located at 73 Pine Street, a few doors south of Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. Easy access from the highway or public transit. By NJ Transit, take the Montclair-Boonton line to Bay Street, the only station in town that's open on weekends. Exit train at front, walk down platform to Glenridge Avenue, turn left, walk to traffic light, turn right onto Pine Street. 73 See Gallery is a few doors down on the right. You'll see a sign on the sidewalk. Less than five minutes, train to gallery.
 

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