An active band that plays all over Boston and New England -- including a long tenure as the weekend house band at Wally's Cafe -- and at festivals and clubs across the country, the Jason Palmer Quintet kicks off the 2020-21 Neighborhood Arts season with this performance, recorded just for Series audiences, from Futura Productions Studio in Roslindale. Internationally-acclaimed trumpeter, composer, and educator Jason Palmer has played with many all-time greats and current stars and has appeared on over 40 albums as a sideman and eight as a leader. Palmer and his band mark their third consecutive season on the Series; their debut came in 2018 at the Jazz Along the Charles collaborative simultaneous concert on DCR's Charles River Esplanade.
Palmer will draw from his album Places -- on which all the tracks were written in and inspired by cities he's toured to -- to reflect on this year's missed opportunities to tour, perform, and visit far-off family and friends.
Noah Preminger - Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Harris - Piano
Max Ridley - Bass
Lee Fish - Drums
Jason Palmer - Trumpet