This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Alex Weitz Quartet
June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Personnel: Alex Weitz, saxophone / Tal Cohen, piano / Ben Tiberio, bass / Michael Piolet, drums
Alex Weitz leads an all-star quartet in support of his latest album, “Rule of Thirds.” In 2021 Alex won a “Pathways to Jazz” grant from Boulder County Arts which helped fund this, his third studio recording. Featuring special guests Emmet Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Yotam Silberstein, and Marcus Printup, the album was released at the Tucson Jazz Festival in January 2023 and is available globally April 28th, 2023 on the label “Outside in Music.”
About Alex Weitz:
NYC jazz saxophonist and composer Alex Weitz won second place in the Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition in 2019. In 2019 and 2021 he was the recipient of an ASCAP Herb Albert Composer Award.
Originally from Arizona, Alex Weitz was a member of the award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band. Alex went on to complete both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he gained valuable mentorship and experience as a member of the Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Septet directed by Terence Blanchard.
Alex has performed at esteemed venues and jazz festivals around the world including the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Tucson Jazz Festival, Dizzy’s Club, Birdland Jazz Club, Jazz Standard, South Beach Jazz Festival, The Velvet Note, Telluride Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Showcase.
Alex’s performances are known for his exciting, memorable original compositions, strong group dynamic, and creative reinterpretations of standards. In addition to performing and composing, Alex is also active as an educator and has served on the faculty at the Miami Conservatory of Music, Young Musicians Unite, and Jazz Empowers. Since September 2020, he has been the video producer for “Live at Emmet’s Place”.
Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.
Half-price tickets are available for students, teachers, frontline workers, veterans, and seniors.
The lead sponsor for Timucua’s Jazz Series is:
Revive Skincare Clinic
For more information, please visit reviveskincareclinic.com