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Tivon Pennicott Quartet // Album Release

Doors 7:30 PM, Music 8:00 PM – 1 set(s) of music



Tivon Pennicott – Saxophone

Idris Frederick – Piano

Ken Salters – Drums

Dean Torrey – Double bass



For years, Tivon Pennicott has been transporting audiences and listeners to a higher level of consciousness. The highly sought saxophone player, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a key contributor to three GRAMMY Award winning albums, appearing on Esperanza Spalding’s disruptive recording Radio Music Society (Heads Up International, 2012), and Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit (Blue Note, 2013) and Take Me to the Alley (Blue Note, 2017).

He has collaborated with such visionaries as Roy Hargrove and his RH Factor project, and Ari Hoenig as a core member of his band and key player on The Pauper & the Magician (AH-HA, 2016) and NY Standard (Fresh Sound Records, 2018). On screen, he has become a fixture on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a regular member of the Stay Human Band with Jon Batiste, an artist with whom he has played a week long engagement at The Village Vanguard.

As a player, Pennicott expresses an evolving sound—the result of a soulful and sophisticated foundation for groove he honed in the church and through his Jamaican heritage, and a penchant for harmonic exploration that reflects the depth of his ear. While he has played an elemental role in advancing and transforming sounds of many innovative artists, Pennicott’s work as a leader is only beginning. In 2014, Pennicott released his debut recording Lover of Nature on New Phrase Records. As his career continues its upward trajectory, Pennicott most recently released his soul filling sophomore recording in the fall of 2020, Spirit Garden (self released), featuring a 26 piece string orchestra along side several combinations of a chord-less quartet. It is his most audacious endeavor, delightfully composing, orchestrating, and performing on his own musical canvas. With a new series of single releases Tivon shows his versatility as an artist, combining his skills as a saxophone player with his abilities as a singer, producer and composer.

Photo credit: Izidor


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