The Rita Collective with special guest Melissa Gardiner
November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$5 – $10
The Rita Collective, known for their creative jazz approach to world music, will be joined by Melissa Gardiner, an emerging jazz trombonist from Syracuse, NY that has been heralded by Curtis Fuller as “…creative and emotionally powerful.” The program for this evening of collaborative creative music making will include original and world jazz selections from the Rita Collective repertoire, Gardiner’s jazz favorites, and some surprises for everyone.
About Melissa Gardiner:
Throughout her career, Melissa Gardiner has shared the stage with notable musicians Aretha Franklin, The Tempatations, Dave Matthews Band, Geri Allen, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Turre, Gerald Wilson, Patti Austin, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Vulfpeck.
As a bandleader, she performs regularly with her internationally recognized jazz organ trio, MG3, and the SAMMY Award winning New Orleans style brass band, Second Line Syracuse.