Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Press Room Trio w/Mike Tucker & Tucker Antell
Sun, Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm
About Mike Tucker & Tucker Antell
A rare treat is to have either of these saxophonists as guests of the Press Room. An even rarer occurrence still is to have both Mike Tucker and Tucker Antell on the same billing.
Trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval has put his trust in Mike Tucker and performs with him around the world as part of his quintet, and when Mike’s not on the road he’s an assistant professor of harmony at the Berklee College of Music.
Tucker Antell meanwhile continues to grow his roots in the city of Boston, and we are lucky enough that he has. Known by all at this point, he’s a natural virtuoso with a commanding presence on the horn.
Mike Tucker: Tenor | Tucker Antell: Tenor | Ryan Parker: Piano | Keala Kaumeheiwa: Bass | Les Harris, Jr: Drums
About Sunday Night Jazz
As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years. Born out of Press Room founder Jay Smith’s admiration for pianist Tommy Gallant, the weekly series boasted a house rhythm section of Gallant, Jim Howe, and Les Harris Sr. Across hundreds and hundreds of shows, the trio backed a rotating cast of local, regional, and nationally-recognized players.
For the past decade pianist Ryan Parker has carried the torch, bringing the storied tradition to a new generation of players and listeners, and showcasing some of the best jazz in the Seacoast at The Press Room every Sunday night. Current house band, featuring Ryan Parker, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris. Jr., lays down the rhythm most evenings.