Just Friends Jazz Series
Sherman Irby is the lead alto saxophone player for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. For Rock Chalk Suite, Irby composed “The Truth” celebrating Paul Pierce and “The Ponderous Pachyderm of the Planks” honoring Clyde Lovellette. Irby’s label, Black Warrior Records, is at the forefront of a wave of successful independent labels, and, with six albums released to date, it continues to provide quality music to jazz fans worldwide. He’ll be joined by Gerald Cannon, acclaimed jazz bassist and composer.