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BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Jackie Warren and Joshua Smith return to BOP STOP to present a duo concert. Tickets to attend this show in person are $15 each. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and can be made at www.givebutter.com/JJDuo
Jackie Warren and Joshua Smith are musical siblings so to speak. Their musical connection spans more than two decades, and in recent years they have carved out a new chapter in their musical kinship, creating some very compelling jazz as a paired down, saxophone and piano duo.
Both of these formidable players have created a long lasting musical presence in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Jackie is Cleveland’s premiere jazz pianist. Joshua has made his mark in a musical world somewhere between straight ahead and experimental jazz.
Together, they speak a language that is effortlessly creative, telepathic, and rooted in the tradition of modern jazz. On their new record, The Bee’s Knees, this duo takes a creative approach to jazz standards, playing superb renditions of songs from the great American songbook, and a few from the jazz composition lexicon, as well some melodically potent free improvisations. The results are a stunning, unique and ultra-listenable album fit for deep listening and mellow accompaniment. The duo performs classic songs with spontaneity, interwoven improvisations, and an unpredictably creative approach that brings something truly new to this well travelled form of jazz standards.
After a pandemic induced hiatus this duo is back, performing on the Bop Stop stage for the first time as they prepare to record their follow up to The Bee’s Knees, on Wednesday, May 25th.Back to Calendar