To kick off the Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Spring 2014 season, they’ll have two very special guests in the house. One is free-jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, who will be making a return appearance to the Sanctuary with his trio, including Whit Dickey on drums and Troy native Michael Bisio on bass.
The other guest has collaborated with some of the greatest pianists in jazz history—Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Dr. John—since starting a career in 1984. A former resident of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, this Baldwin concert grand piano recently was donated to the Sanctuary and promises to improve the hall’s already-incredible sound. This will surely be the start of a new era of great piano jazz in Troy.
The Matthew Shipp Trio will play the Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Ave., Troy) on Saturday (March 15) at 7 PM. Tickets are $15. Call 272-2390 for more info.