Sat, Jul 09|
Sam Robinson Quintet
The quintet will perform straight-ahead jazz, mainly from the hard-bop/post-bop era. The band also performs original compositions in a similar style.
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 135, South Bend, IN,46617
About the Event
TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is not set.
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.
The members of the quintet are:
Sam Robinson – trumpet
Scott Angst – tenor saxophone
Linard Stroud – drums
Gabriel Datcu – guitar
John Sutton - bass
Since 2003, Sam Robinson has played in Chicago venues such as Andy’s Jazz Club, The Green Mill, The Whistler, Hunter’s, Café Prague and Norman’s Bistro. He was also a member of the Chicago-based Shelley Yoelin Jazz Worshop Septet and has been a repeated guest soloist at the Serbian Village jazz club. He currently leads the Sam Robinson Quartet. In 2019, he released his debut album, “Sweet Love of Mine,” and in 2022 his second album, “Be With Me: Live at the Eastgate Café,” became available for purchase.
According to Chicago Jazz Magazine, Robinson plays, at times, with “elegant restraint and muted tones,” and at other times with “an intelligent extemporization that has a burnished sound and simmering passion.”
Since 2003, Sam Robinson has played in Chicago venues such as Andy’s Jazz Club, The Green Mill, The Whistler, Hunter’s, Café Prague, and Norman’s Bistro. He was also a member of the Chicago-based Shelley Yoelin Jazz Worshop Septet and has been a repeated guest soloist at the Serbian Village jazz club. He currently leads the Sam Robinson Quartet.
Tenor Saxophonist, Scott Angst, studied Jazz Performance and Composition at Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. He studied saxophone with Mark Colby, Steve Duke, and Rich Corpolongo; and composition with Joey Sellers and Tom Matta. He performs in and around Chicagoland with various artists.
Linard Stroud Jr. began playing drums at age 3 with his father at the legendary Chicago Lakefront Drum Circle. Linard has performed and/or recorded with various gospel, blues, jazz, and r&b artists such as Lionel Hampton, CC Winans, Jennifer Holiday, Ricky Dillard, Buddy Guy, Syl Johnson and Steve Arrington.
John Sutton is a bassist/composer and educator based in Chicago. His playing and writing reflect his belief in the power of simplicity and humor. Over the past 5 years, John has composed for over 15 feature length and short films as well as theme music for multiple web series and commercial projects. He has released four original film scores as albums and was featured as a soloist and composer on the 2020 album Boffo by NYC based saxophone trio The Vine Street Alternative. John has been featured on recent releases by Ryley Walker and Mikel Patrick Avery, he can also be heard on Tammy McCann’s 2014 release Love Songs (featuring Laurence Hobgood), as well as two studio albums with Rana Santacruz. He has performed at prestigious venues such as The Getty Museum, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, Millennium Park Pritzker Pavillion, as well as NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. He is the creator of the web series Bass Solo: a comedy show about what it means to be a musician in today’s world. To find out more, please visit: www.johnsuttonmusic.com
As a native from Bucharest, Romania - the Land of Carpathia, Gabriel Datcu fell in love in his teens with classical and jazz music styles which subsequently lead in his later years to meet and study with some of the best artists in his home country and abroad.
In year 2000, while he was studying at Jazz Conservatory of Bucharest, Gabriel has been solicited to play in a Jazz Orchestra on an tour in Switzerland shortly after which he was offered the opportunity to study and settle in the U.S. where he was able to meet, play and study guitar with some of most preeminent jazz personalities such as John Scofield, Pat Metheny and Fareed Haque or with classical guitar artists such as Lorenzo Michelli, Denis Azabagic and Jason Vieoux.
Currently Gabriel is involved in several assembles in Chicago as well as on nation wide touring in various formats including his own solo guitar performances, with jazz duos, trios or quartets for either straight ahead swing styles or Brazillian music . Recently, the string duo acoustic act - guitar and cello with internationally acclaimed artist - Ian Maksin, continues to receive interest, recognition and performance solicitations both locally and nation wide. Several of the venues in U.S. Gabriel has performed at include: Grant Park, Pritzker’s Stage, Jazz Showcase, Chicago Theatre, City Winery and Hapton by Hilton in Florida.
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