Noted jazz trumpet player Jason Palmer will bring his quartet to Peabody Hall at the Parish of All Saints on Ashmont Street for a performance on Thursday, April 20 at 7p.m. He’ll be joined by Max Light on guitar, Jared Henderson on bass and Lee Fish on drums.
This Dorchester appearance is co-sponsored by Greater Ashmont Main Streets and the Mandorla Music Series. Tickets, $15, include a dessert reception featuring items from a local bakery, and are available at mandorlamusic.net. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Originally from Rocky Point, North Carolina, Palmer has called Boston home for many years, since first coming to study at the New England Conservatory. He has become one of the most in-demand jazz trumpet players of his generation, performing with jazz legends like Roxbury native Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock and Jimmy Smith, and top modern players like Greg Osby and Ravi Coltrane.
Palmer was a recipient of the 2014 French American Cultural Exchange Jazz Fellowship and was named a 2011 Fellow in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Palmer took first place in the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and the June 2007 issue of DownBeat Magazine cited Palmer as one of the “Top 25 Trumpeters of the Future.”
When he’s at home in Boston, he leads the weekend house band at the legendary Wally’s Cafe, and presently teaches at Berklee College of Music and Harvard University. This will be his first live show in Dorchester.
“Boston has a rich jazz history and a very exciting scene today,” said Mandorla Music Series producer Mark Redmond. “There aren’t enough opportunities to experience live jazz in Boston’s neighborhoods and most that exist are in bars and restaurants. Peabody Hall is known as a great listening room for chamber music and it will be a great room for jazz.”