Nate Smith - Kinfolk (USA)
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
“Nate Smith has it all: power, finesse, style and beats for days. He is truly one of the finest drummers in the world whether playing jazz, hip-hop, rock or R&B. Listen now to a future legend.” — José James
Nate Smith is an American drummer, composer, songwriter and producer, recently nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Instrumental Composition and Best Arrangement Instrumental) with his song ‘Home Free (For Peter Joe)’. While still in college, Nate was recruited by the great jazz singer Betty Carter to participate in her esteemed Jazz Ahead program, which has produced an impressive list of alumni including Jason Moran, Cyrus Chestnut, Jacky Terrason, and Casey Benjamin, among many others. After college, he was invited to continue his studies at Virginia Commonwealth University as a member of the Carpenter Fellowship Program. In graduate school he met and performed with the legendary jazz bassist and composer Dave Holland. He continued to perform occasionally with Dave over the next few years, finally joining his GRAMMY-award winning Quintet and Big Band in 2003. In early 2004, he joined saxophonist Chris Potter’s group Chris Potter Underground, and has since recorded three albums with the ensemble. Since then, he has gone on to play or record with an array of fantastic and diverse artists, including: Ravi Coltrane, Jose James, Nicholas Payton, John Patitucci, Adam Rogers, Regina Carter, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Lionel Loueke. In 2012, Mr. Smith did a 35-City US/Europe tour with pop songwriting legend Joe Jackson. Nate Smith's visceral, instinctive, and deep-rooted style of drumming has already established him as a key piece in reinvigorating the international jazz scene, and now his rising career reaches a new benchmark with the release of his bandleader debut, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere (February, 2017 via Ropeadope Records). Much like his diverse and ample résumé, this album sees Smith fusing his original modern jazz compositions with R&B, pop, and hip-hop. "KINFOLK is about the musical family that I've put together," says Smith. "All core members of the band have very unique and specific points of view." He reinforces the idea of family by composing tunes that touch upon his childhood: such is the case with the jovial Morning and Allison, whose title partly invokes Allison Drive, the street on which Smith grew up. Nate Smith – dr; Fima Ephron – b; Brad Allen Williams – g; Jaleel Shaw – sax; Phil Peskett – p; Amma Whatt – voc.
Admission – presale: seating CZK 700, standing CZK 350, at the door: seating CZK 800, standing CZK 400. No club discounts. Seats reservation is possible only if you buy a ticket. Thank you for understanding.
Band website: www.natesmithmusic.com