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Jon Cowherd Mercy Project
Part of the 2015 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, September 18, 2015
8:30p $20 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
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Performers
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Jon Cowherd : piano
Kendrick Scott : drums
Steve Cardenas : guitar
Tony Scherr

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Firehouse 12 is pleased to have pianist Jon Cowherd perform on the opening concert of the tenth anniversary Fall Jazz Series. Cowherd has spent the last twenty years working as a sideman and producer for numerous artists, most notably, Brian Blade. With his Mercy Project, he steps comfortably into a leader role.

Cowherd "has forged a distinctive sound as one of [the Brian Blade Fellowship's] principal composers. With Mercy. . .he gives that poignant, reflective sound and even fuller spotlight" (David R. Adler). His "spacious melodies, deep harmonies, and romantic lyricism are hallmarks of Cowherd's mature style" (Josh Jackson, WGBO). "It may have taken Cowherd a long time to release an album under his own name...it's been well worth the wait" (John Kelman, All About Jazz).

The Kentucky-born, New Orleans-schooled, New York-based Cowherd is best known for his long-running partnership with drummer/bandleader Brian Blade, with whom he co-founded the Brian Blade Fellowship, whose acclaimed, influential albums showcase Cowherd's stellar keyboard work and singular compositional skills. When not recording and touring with the Fellowship, Cowherd has worked extensively with a broad array of players and singers from the jazz, pop and rock worlds.

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