The Billy Hart Academy
Greenwich House Music School: 46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in New York City’s West Village; http://www.greenwichhouse.org, 212-242-4770.
Billy Hart, drums; Alex Cummings, saxophone; Jackson Laskey, piano; Dan Pappalardo, double-bass
Drum icon Billy Hart – renowned for his vintage work with artists from Wes Montgomery and Miles Davis to Stan Getz and Herbie Hancock, as well as his recent acclaimed ECM releases as a leader – returns to Sound It Out to front a quartet of handpicked young charges: saxist Alex Cummings, pianist Jackson Kaskey and bassist Dan Pappalardo. The Detroit Free Press has said of the band’s veteran leader: “Want to know what jazz is really about? Listen to Billy Hart.”
Tickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors)