Greg Skaff Trio

Wednesday, December 13
10:30pm - 1am

Greg Skaff - guitar
Ugonna Okegwo - bass
Jonathan Barber - drums

From the soulful to the swinging, Greg Skaff has earned a reputation as one of the premier guitarists in modern jazz. A Kansas native, the New York-based Skaff got his start with a five-year tenure in sax titan Stanley Turrentine’s band and has gone on to work with many of the music’s most legendary names. His diverse resumé ranges from such past masters as Ruth Brown, Freddie Hubbard, David “Fathead” Newman and Gloria Lynne to current notables including Bobby Watson, Ben Allison, Bruce Barth, Orrin Evans, Joe Farnsworth, David Hazeltine, Victor Lewis, Ralph Peterson Jr., Jim Rotondi, and E. J. Strickland.

On his latest album, 'Polaris' (SMK Jazz), Skaff fronts a trio featuring jazz icons Ron Carter and Albert “Tootie” Heath. Throughout his eclectic career Skaff has performed on such revered stages as the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, Mezzrow, Iridium, Zinc Bar, and Minton’s Playhouse to Italy’s Umbria Jazz Festival. A forthcoming album will feature his working trio, consisting of bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jonathan Barber.