MAY 19 | 8PM
10640 Serenbe Lane
TERREON GULLY & MARC CARY "STICKS & TONES"
Terreon Gully is one of the most influential artists of his generation and has mastered a variety of musical genres. Widely recognized for his creativity, versatility and authenticity, his innovative and distinct sound has inspired artists such as Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride as well as Stefon Harris to make him a member of their bands. He is also part of John Beasley’s acclaimed group MONK'estra. Terreon tours with jazz legends and modern masters to the hottest hip-hop icons and has worked with the best: Kurt Elling, David Sanborn, Nicholas Payton, Kenny Barron, the Stones Project, Sting, the Benny Green Trio, Queen Latifa, Yerba Buena, Charlie Hunter, Abbey Lincoln, Marc Cary, Russell Gunn, Lizz Wright, Jacky Terrasson, Eldar, Me’ Shell NdegeOcello, Lauryn Hill and Common, as well as a host of other artists.
Marc Cary remains one of the progenitors of contemporary jazz, evident in his influence on peers. Cary's Ellington education prepared him to take on the daunting Big Apple at the ripe age of 21. He refined his chops as musical director with Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter and Dizzy Gillespie amongst many others. Marc Cary says "The main thing is the intention behind what you say musically; [that's] the beauty. If you're thinking something and you hit that note, the resonance of what you're thinking actually goes through that note. It's like a telephone frequency carrying your voice–literally. That's the power."
Cheikh Ndoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh’s fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats.