Fri, May 10|
Juarez - Lee - Alvarez -CANCELLED
They draw on inspiration from the famed saxophone trios led by Sonny Rollins, Warne Marsh, Joe Henderson, and Ornette Coleman.
Time & Location
May 10, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Merrimans' Playhouse, 1211 East Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN, USA
About the Event
We will reschedule this concert later this year. CANCELLED due to family emergency of one of the band members.
Kenji Lee is a saxophonist from Los Angeles, now based in Detroit. His trio “Juarez - Lee - Alvarez” features David Alvarez III and Brian Juarez. They draw on inspiration from the famed saxophone trios led by Sonny Rollins, Warne Marsh, Joe Henderson, and Ornette Coleman. Together, they have performed with jazz luminaries such as John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, Benny Green, Robert Hurst, Carl Allen, Ingrid Jensen, Bennie Maupin, Marcus Belgrave, and Ndugu Chancler. They are in the process of recording their new record and are about to embark on a second West Coast tour. Together, they've played at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Segerstrom Hall, Small’s, Cliff Bells, Catalina’s, Vitello’s, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, the Music Hall, and Bert’s.
Kenji currently splits his time between, performing professionally, teaching, and working as the Canterbury House's Concert Series Coordinator in Ann Arbor. As the Concert Series Coordinator, Lee’s central concern is that the music be “thoughtful.” Therefore, he has tried to book artists that he feels are “thoughtful about their art-making and are thoughtful about society and are thoughtful about the way things are in the world.” Not only is this approach consistent with Lee’s worldview but with Canterbury House’s engagement with and support for social justice work.
His debut record with "Juarez - Lee - Alvarez" was released in the Spring of 2018.