This FRIDAY Night JULY 6TH: The Legendary Alan Jay Palmer & THE NEW SOIL SHIP (9 piece Go-Go/Jazz Band) will perform at The Late Night Groove Series at The Blue Note Jazz Club: 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
The Blue Note is located on West 3rd street, between 6th Avenue (Avenue Of The Americas) and MacDougal street. The Subway lines that stop right next to our doors are the A, E, C, F, Q, B, and D. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DIRECTIONS
Born in Washington, D.C. , keyboardist and composer Alan Jay Palmer (Bad Alan Palmer or B.A.P., as dubbed by the late great Jackie McLean) studied piano, composition, and orchestration with Jaki Byard, John Malachi, and Hotep Galeta. Upon graduating from the Hartt School of Music, he joined Jackie McLean in the ’90s, recording on his albums Rhythm of the Earth (1992) and Fire & Love (1998). He went on to join Roy Hargrove’s Quintet, became music director for Common, and formed the group The New Soil.
Palmer is a dedicated jazz educator with a great knowledge of the history of American music. He currently lives in New York City, where he composes, performs, and teaches. His recent projects include performances with Amiri Baraka and Rene McLean, new recordings with his trio and New Soil, and a book on jazz piano systems.