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Boxcar

Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

When he branched out on his own after more than two decades of working with Wynton Marsalis — in his septet and as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — alto sax player Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson had more time to work with his own group as well as the brand-new quartet Boxcar, which features bassist Anthony Cox (who's worked with Joe Lovano, Stan Getz and others), pianist Jeremy Walker and drummer JT Bates. While all have a long history of making music together, they will have played only two gigs together as Boxcar by the time they hit Dazzle for a two-night stand. Don't miss this rare chance to see four jazz heavies developing an ensemble sound that draws from the panache of New Orleans, the drive of New York and the free-spirited underground jazz of Minneapolis. Visit backbeatblog.com for a full interview with Anderson.

 
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