Citizen Arts Presents a Triple Bill Evening of Adventurous Music, Saxophonist Rob Reddy Set to Perform Special 99 Cent Dreams Program

Citizen Arts Presents a Triple Bill 
Evening of Adventurous Music  
Saxophonist Rob Reddy Set to Perform 
Special 99 Cent Dreams Program

January 11 at The Cell Theatre in New York City 


Citizen Arts presents a triple bill on January 11 at The Cell Theatre in New York City. The performances will include James Brandon Lewis Trio with special guest Anthony Pirog, Rob Reddy’s Bechet: Our Contemporary with their program 99 Cent Dreams, and Harriet Tubman. Performances will begin at 7pm. 
Rob Reddy’s Bechet: Our Contemporary, is an ensemble whose repertoire is based on the legacy, life and music of the American soprano saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Sidney Bechet (1897-1959). The ensemble’s initial recording (which was released in September, 2015), intertwined four of Sidney Bechet’s original compositions with four of Reddy’s. Although Bechet’s work as the premiere jazz soprano saxophonist has had a huge impact on Reddy, being that the soprano saxophone is his instrument of choice, he instead used Bechet’s original compositions as a point of departure to create this work. The work is an homage to the great Bechet but in no terms a “repertoire” or “nostalgia” piece. These are reinterpretations of Bechet’s work along side Reddy’s original compositions.

Reddy received a Chamber Music America New Works Jazz Commission to compose a new work for the ensemble which will feature only Reddy’s original compositions, again inspired by the tenacity and vitality of the Sidney Bechet’s legacy. Reddy see’s this project as an honest and respectful attempt at honoring Bechet’s place in history as a seriously forward-thinking, avant-garde artist of his time, while also putting his work into conversation with our own, present-day sociopolitical landscape.


James Brandon Lewis Trio 
with Special Guest 
Guitarist Anthony Pirog 

Performance at 7pm

James Brandon Lewis / tenor saxophone
Luke Stewart / electric bass 
Warren G. Crudup III / d
Anthony Pirog / guitar

Rob Reddy’s Bechet: 
Our Contemporary – 
99 Cent Dreams

Performance at 8pm

Rob Reddy / soprano saxophone
John Carlson / trumpet 
Josh Roseman / trombone
Charlie Burnham / violin
Christopher Hoffman / cello
Marvin Sewell / guitar
Dom Richards
double bass
Pheeroan akLaff / drums

Harriet Tubman

Performance at 9pm

Brandon Rossguitars, banjo, vocals

Melvin Gibbs / electric Bass
JT Lewis / drums

For more information on the performance and purchasing tickets, please contact:

The Cell Theatre 
338 West 23 Street 
New York, NY 10011 
Phone: 646-861-2253

99 Cent Dreams by Rob Reddy’s Bechet: Our Contemporary has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2015 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Rob Reddy · Citizen Quintet
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