"The message is that the entire album is a highlight and not to be missed."
"Boasting ten pieces when at full capacity, trumpeter Derrick Gardner and his Jazz Prophets boast a Jazz Messenger-like power."
Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
"You can never get enough great bop or big band, and Echoes of Ethnicity collides the two for a release that's letter perfect in every possible way."
"Sultry, sensuous, and very reminiscent of the late 1950’s and 60’s, hard-bop ensembles blend with a hint of the new and refreshing mix of unexplored territory interjected by Gardner himself."
"the arrangements are top-notch, the songwriting is tight and the re-imagining of covers creative"
Jazz @ The Good Will w/THE BIG DIG! BAND – April 16th
Thursday, April 16th Doors: 7:30 PM Workshop set: 8 PM Concert set: 9:30 PM The Good Will Social Club 625 Portage...
Derrick Gardner plays The Katy Jazz Festival – April 24/25
Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Katy Jazz Festival 6331 Highway Blvd Katy, Texas 77494 281-396-2270