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The McCOY TYNER Quartet

with special guest

legendary saxophonist

Gary Bartz

Opening remarks by jazz and media critic: Gene Seymour

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 at 8PM

Tickets: $50.00 Full Price / $37.50 IMAC Members

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On Saturday, October 18th, 2008 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with jazz pianist McCoy Tyner- The McCoy Tyner Quartet. This concert will also feature legendary jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz and opening remarks by jazz and media critic Gene Seymour.   The line-up also features Gerald Cannon (bass) and Eric Kamau Gravatt (drums).


It is not an overstatement to say that modern jazz has been shaped by the music of McCoy Tyner.  His blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music.  His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianist.


McCoy Tyner was at the core of what became one of the most seminal groups in jazz history, The John Coltrane Quartet.  The band, saxophonist John Coltrane, drummer Elvin Jones, bassist Jimmy Garrison and Tyner had an extraordinary chemistry, fostered in part by Tyner’s almost familial relationship with Coltrane.  He performed on Coltrane’s classical recordings such as Live at the Village Vanguard, Impressions and Coltrane’s signature suite, A Love Supreme.  As a composer and band leader, McCoy Tyner has work with such luminaries as Joe Henderson, Avery Sharpe, Aarron Scott, Michael Brecker, Stanley Clarke and many others.  Tyner has released nearly 80(!) albums under his name, earned four Grammys and was awarded Jazz Master from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2002.  IMAC Theater is thrilled to welcome this living legend to our stage!!

This concert is presented with support from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.


Tickets for this performance are $50.00 ($37.50 for IMAC Members).  For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS.   Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances.   For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.

The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.


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