Zaccai Curtis Quartet Live in The Django
Where The Django downstairs in the Roxy Hotel 2 6th Avenue New York, New York 10013
Aug 14, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
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Curtis composes and arranges for his own quartet, trio, Big-Band and more. In 2003, he won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Competition and received the honor each year through 2006. The Curtis Brothers Quartet was selected by the U.S. State Department to participate in the American Music Abroad (Jazz Ambassadors) program for two tours in 2006 to places as far flung as the Maldives. He was also awarded the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism’s Artist Fellowship and recently the prestigious Doris Duke/ Chamber Music America New Works grant.
Zaccai performs his own music with the Curtis Brothers Quartet and recently released Syzygy (2017) following three successful releases: A Genesis, Blood Spirit Land Water Freedom and Completion of Proof, all on the Truth Revolution label. Founded with brother Luques, the label has developed a recording collective of musicians who produce music on their own terms. He is proud to have produced a Grammy-nominated album, Entre Colegas, released on the label in 2016. This year, he created the first-ever music news app—TRRcollective—available on iTunes and android.
Zaccai Curtis first attended Jazz Camp at age 13 and returned for most of his teen years. He serves on the Litchfield Jazz Camp faculty and leads the 2018 Litchfield Jazz Orchestra for the 23rd annual Litchfield Jazz Festival.