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The John Priddy Quartet
May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An evening of contemporary and classic jazz.
About the Players:
John Priddy is a Boise native, drummer, and composer. He has spent over 10 years dedicating himself to music. John began his journey at a small private school formerly known as “Arts West” created by musician Justin Nielsen. Arts West was a breeding ground for artists and musicians alike. It was there that John studied under Grammy award-winning bassist, Clark Sommers, and American drummer and percussionist, Kobie Watkins, who is well known in the jazz world for playing and recording with names such as Sonny Rollins, Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, and many more. John received a scholarship at the California Institute of The Arts where he studied under jazz drummer, Joe LaBarbera, for 2 years. John spends most of his days composing, continuing his musical education, and plans on moving to New York or LA within the next year to pursue his career in music.
Tim Green is a pianist, upright bassist, and composer based in Boise since 2020. Originally from central Illinois, Tim was a part of Chicago’s vibrant and historic jazz scene for nearly twenty years. There, he learned from countless musicians and was afforded opportunities to record and perform across a wide variety of genres.
Though known mostly as a jazz musician, Tim has played Viva Chicago with both Latin Jazz and Salsa bands and has recorded across genres including modern pop, Latin, and Jazz. He has been a recording artist for Origin/OA2 Records since 2002.
His most recent recording, Lake Effect, features Bill Carrothers on piano and Makaya McCraven on drums.
Prior to performing music, Tim earned a degree in Philosophy from Eastern Illinois University.
Ben Britton: An adept and tenacious jazz musician from the northwest U.S., tenor saxophonist and composer Ben Britton brings his unique creativity and expression to the fore with a new recording, Sound Expression, highlighting the drive and energy often heard in his playing and writing. Drawing on elements from the jazz tradition, Britton fuses these with melodic counterpoint, rhythmic intricacy, and an adventurous improvisatory spirit.
Yamaha Artist Keelan Dimick is a young jazz pianist making a mark in today’s music industry through his work as a sideman, leader, recording artist, and composer. Having an increasingly active performance career, the pianist has recently moved back to New York City after touring Vietnam, Shanghai, and Mexico City with award-winning groups “The Benny Benack Band” and “Fantine”.
Keelan attended the Manhattan School of Music where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. In 2015 he was invited to be the Teacher’s Assistant at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he received his Masters.
He has had the fortunate honor to have shared the stage with many of the world’s finest and most active jazz musicians including Kobie Watkins, Walter Smith III, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Brian Lynch, Bobby Watson, Ulysses Owens Jr., and David Liebman.