Gregory Agid is emerging as the preeminent jazz clarinetist of his generation. The New Orleans based multi-instrumentalist maintains an extremely active performance schedule playing both clarinet and saxophone with GRAMMY award-winning artist Michael Buble, Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and his own Gregory Agid Quartet, with whom he has released three albums to date.
Agid comes from a strong tradition of jazz excellence, education, and mentorship in New Orleans. As the protégée of clarinet guru Alvin Batiste Sr — to whom he is presenting an homage concert tonight, on "Bat"s birthday — it is only natural that Agid has found great success and fulfillment as an educator. Alongside drummer Darrian Douglas, Agid is the co-founder of Second Line Arts Collective, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic and entrepreneurial growth of aspiring creatives. It is no surprise that aspiring clarinetists also look to Agid; his strong social media presence marks him as a leader in the worldwide clarinet community. While boldly and deliberately carving his musical path, Agid says he is simply, “building upon the innovations of his heroes.”
On the importance of hosting this annual Tribute to "Bat," Agid says: “Alvin Batiste is one of the most influential musicians and educators of his generation. His significance can be heard through his masterful body of work and all the musicians he mentored. We hope you can join us for a wonderful night of music, and as Mr Bat would often say, 'We invite you to take a journey though inner space.'"
Join us tonight for this year's annual Birthday Tribute to Bat with the Gregory Agid Quintet, featuring: Gregory Agid - clarinet John Maestas - guitar Victor Campbell - piano Jason Stewart - bass Gerald Watkins Jr - drums
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