Concert - Mal Barron Jazz Quartet
Although Mal Barron has been composing jazz numbers since the 1970s, the program he will bring to the Library highlights his work from the last ten years. Inspired by Brazilian melodic traditions, standard jazz repertoire, West Coast, groove, fusion and chamber jazz, Barron allows himself and his fellow musicians to express themselves freely. The quartet features Bob Ventre (guitar), John Mallett (bass) and Alan Nemeth (drums). Over the last five decades, Barron has played in multiple different formats, including Tropical Cleveland and solo as Ara Pavo, and at local institutions like the Barking Spider and Nighttown.