Fri, Apr 21|
Chuck Redd Quartet Live at the Ebenezer
Chuck Redd is highly regarded in jazz circles, thanks to his 15-year stint as a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and his 19-year tenure with the late guitarist Charlie Byrd.
Time & Location
Apr 21, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Easton, 17 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601, USA
About the event
Doors open 7:30 / concert begins at 8:00 PM / concert concludes at 9:15 PM
Kitchen and Bar open at 7:30 PM.
Food, Beer, Wine, and Cocktails are available for purchase.
Featuring small plates to order by Chef de Cuisine Harley Peet.
VIP and Main Auditorium seating has table service.
About Chuck Redd:
Chuck Redd is well known internationally as a performer on drums and vibraphone. Chuck began recording and touring the globe when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. He served as Artist-In- Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC from 2004-2008.
Chuck is the 2019 musical director of The Oregon Festival of American Music. He is a featured soloist, annually at The W.C. Handy Music Festival, The Newport Beach Jazz Party, The West Texas Jazz Party, The North Carolina Jazz Festival and The Roswell Jazz Festival.
Chuck was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996. While appearing in New York with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: "Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness."
Jazz Times praised Redd's playing describing his vibes work as, "Exquisite! "
The Washington Post admired his "melodic sparkle."
For two consecutive years, Chuck was awarded “Best Vibist” in New York City’s Hot House Jazz Magazine 2015 and 2016 Fans Decision award.
The term “journeyman” often gets used in a pejorative way to describe veteran jazz musicians of a certain age, like they’re perennial sidemen or sidewomen and not capable of headlining concerts or festivals. However, in the case of drummer/vibist Chuck Redd, the term well describes his life in music, in part because he still journeys around the world as a performer and in part because he’s had a truly incredible journey through the jazz world—recording and performing with the likes of Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Monty Alexander, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Tormé, and other jazz greats. Redd estimates that he’s been on close to 100 albums.
Born and bred in Silver Spring, Maryland, Redd started out as a drummer and soon picked up the vibraphone which became his primary instrument, though he still plays drums on his own gigs as well as on other artists’ sets. As Redd points out, the vibraphone is an instrument that is not in demand as much, as say, saxophone or guitar, but in turn has fewer artists who’ve mastered it.
Redd explains that fans often ask him what he thinks about when he’s playing. His response is: “Be grateful that you’re here, and visualize the groove.”
1 hour 45 minutes
Chuck Redd Quartet Live at the Ebenezer TheaterEbenezer Theater
VIP seating has optimal stage proximity and table service. All seating on the main level of the auditorium is ADA accessible.$100.00Tax: +$11.00 MD Amuse+$2.78 service feeSold Out
Enjoy the concert in comfort with table service. All Main Auditorium seating is ADA accessible.$85.00Tax: +$9.35 MD Amuse+$2.36 service fee
Front Row Balcony
Enjoy the concert from our balcony! Balcony seating is not ADA accessible. Concessions are not included with ticket.$75.00Tax: +$8.25 MD Amuse+$2.08 service fee
This ticket is for one seat in the balcony section. Balcony seating is not ADA accessible. Concessions are not included with ticket. Restrooms and bar are located on the main level.$60.00Tax: +$6.60 MD Amuse+$1.67 service fee