Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
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Showcasing a quintessentially American art form, Miller Theatre’s Jazz series presents concerts by both...


Don Byron New Gospel Quintet

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

A master interpreter of a variety of genres, Don Byron has worked in an astounding range of musical contexts.  His latest project, the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, is informed by Byron’s in-depth studies of gospel music, particularly the songs of Thomas A. Dorsey. In his words: “I am combining my own compositions with traditional Gospel pieces in a way I have not attempted before.” The result is a joyous, profound, and affecting musical experience.


  • Don Byron clarinet and saxophone
  • Carla Cook vocals
  • Xavier Davis piano
  • Brad Jones bass
  • Pheeroan akLaff drums