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Peter Apfelbaum Sextet
Kenny Barron / Terrell Stafford / Dayna Stephens / Matt Wilson
Alan Broadbent Trio
Jimmy Cobb Quartet featuring Kenny Barron
Ruth Davies Blues Night featuring Barbara Morrison
Basie and Beyond: Jamie Davis and the Fred Barry Jazz Orchestra
Sasha Dobson Trio
Lou Donaldson Quartet
Madeline Eastman / Dena DeRose
Taylor Eigsti / Julian Lage Group
Eddie Gomez Trio / Frank Wess Quartet
Wycliffe Gordon Presents the Jazz Mentors
Wycliffe Gordon Quartet featuring Matt Wilson
Albert "Tootie" Heath
Jimmy Heath
Bobby Hutcherson
Nancy King
Lee Konitz
Maria Marquez Quintet
Jeb Patton Trio featuring Tootie Heath
Nicholas Payton Quintet
Kurt Rosenwinkel Group
John Santos Quintet
The Latin Side of the Great American Songbook with Peggy Stern
(New) Standards Night wtih Peter Stoltzman
Patrick Wolff Trio

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Jeb Patton Trio featuring Tootie Heath
A member of the “Sharp Nine Class of 2001” and the regular accompanist for the Heath Brothers, pianist Jeb Patton was mentored by Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath while earning his Master of Arts at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College New York. With a style described as “post” or “neo” bop, Patton received the Louis Armstrong award for composition from the ASCAP Foundation. Drummer Tootie Heath, the younger brother of Percy and Jimmy Heath, made his professional recording debut with John Coltrane. Along with his ongoing projects with the Heath Brothers, Tootie has had an enviable career as one of the most sought-after drummers in jazz, playing on recordings by Art Farmer, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Yusef Lateef and dozens more.

In order to get to know him better, we asked Jeb to answer a few questions. Here’s what he had to say:

What is the first recording you remember hearing as a child?
The Best of the Muppet Show, featuring Kermit’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” gonzo’s version of “Flight of the Bumblebee” and the badumadum song.

What’s your favorite food?
Salmon sushi.

What’s the strangest experience you've ever had on the bandstand?
Playing with the Heath Bros. in Bucarest, Romania, in the middle of a torrential rainstorm.

When did you become interested in music, and what circumstances or events led to your becoming a professional musician?
My father played piano for fun (was a self-taught, somewhat tortured classical pianist) so I
always heard piano music growing up. I mostly played classical in school. In college, I became more and more immersed in jazz (playing, arranging, and performing with people from New York, mostly be default), but the next thing I knew I was surrounded by it.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have three recordings with you, what would they be?
Art Tatum Pablo set, Wynton Kelly “Blues On Purpose” and Arthur Rubenstein, Chopin
Ballades and Scherzi.

Who is your greatest musical influence?
Sir Roland Hanna.

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