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Harold Mabern / Eric Alexander Quartet

Harold Mabern / Eric Alexander Quartet

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Tickets go on sale July 22 at noon

It’s nothing new for jazz veterans to take a young cat under their wing, but it’s pretty rare for that relationship to last over the course of twenty albums.

Since meeting at William Paterson University, where Alexander studied under Mabern, these two have fostered a rich, symbiotic relationship that has elevated both musicians creatively and professionally.

Harold Mabern is widely considered one of the great post-bop pianists with one of the most enduring careers of our time, dating back to the 1950s. Over the years, he’s worked with Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, and Miles Davis, just to name a few. Not to be outdone, Eric Alexander is arguably the most prolific tenor saxophonist of his generation, appearing as a leader, sideman, producer, and composer on countless albums, establishing his own unique post-bop style.

About UpStage at the Phillips Center Performances:

UpStage brings performers and audiences literally onto the Phillips Center Main Stage; you enter through the Phillips Center lobby and walk through the theater directly onto the stage. We transform our stage into a jazz club atmosphere with tables, chairs, appetizers, and a cash bar.



Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 12 at 9:00 pm

UpStage at the Phillips Center »

3201 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

General Admission $35
UF Students $10