Jazz orchestra presents Alex Norris

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will present a tribute to trumpeter Woody Shaw by Alex Norris in the upcoming Jazz Lunch on Wednesday, December 2nd, from noon to 1pm at the Square Room.

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Alex Norris is a native of Columbia, Maryland. After graduating from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Norris relocated to New York City in 1992 to pursue a career as a professional jazz trumpet artist. He has since earned an international reputation working in the bands of Betty Carter, Slide Hampton, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Brian Blade, Carl Allen, John Patitucci, Mulgrew Miller, Greg Tardy and many others. Photo courtesy Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

Trumpeter Woody Shaw is widely considered to be one of the great innovators in jazz in the late 20th century. He forged a style that is as exciting to hear as it is difficult to master. The band will feature Alex Norris (trumpet), Greg Tardy (tenor saxophone), Keith Brown (piano), Jon Hamar (bass), and Keith Brown (drums).

The Square Room is a new, state-of-the-art performance venue in downtown Knoxville, TN in the Historic Market Square district. It is housed in the rear of the 4 Market Square Building along with its counterpart Café 4, a full-service restaurant and coffee bar. Tickets for the Jazz Lunch are $15 and includes lunch.