From the early 1950's to the early 1960's, saxophonist Gigi Gryce (1927-1983) played with some of the top names in jazz, including Max Roach, Clifford Brown, and Thelonious Monk. He also wrote the jazz standard "Minority" and other notable tunes. Eastman professor Bob Sneider will lead the Eastman Chamber Jazz ensemble in a performance of Gryce's music. Noal Cohen (author of "Rat Race Blues," a Gryce biography) will be on hand to provide background on the compositions.
Eastman Chamber Jazz performs Thursday, November 12, at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Free. 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.