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In this era of jazz musicians streaming out of college, pianist Kevin Hays got his education the old-fashioned way, by playing with jazz masters like Benny Golson, Joe Henderson, and Billy Hart. In doing so, he has honed a long and fruitful career in New York by earning the trust of legions of great musicians who want him in their bands, which has both seasoned him with experience and kept him on the cutting edge of modern jazz. Having established himself as a first-rate pianist, Hays now sings as well, possessing the surprising voice of a poet reminiscent of Neil Young. He’s here with his own trio from his forthcoming album, New Day.

Sat., Feb. 7, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2015
(Expired: 02/07/15)