frank morgan jazz festival
Nov. 16– Free Kickoff at Taos Inn • 6:30– 9:30 pm
Reggie Austin/ Lorca Hart Trio
Reggie Austin, jazz pianist from California, will be joined by Taos native son Lorca Hart, drummer (son of world-famous drummer Billy Hart).
Nov. 17– Film at the Taos Community Auditorium • 7:00 pm
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”
Combining never-before-seen archival concert and rehearsal footage and interviews with Simone’s daughter and friends, the film documents the life and legend Nina Simone, the singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul.”
Nov. 18–Arthur Bell Auditorium, Harwood Museum • 7:00 pm
Bob Dorough Quartet
Bob Dorough, bebop and cool jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, is one of the last original hipsters. Dorough’s quartet will also feature guitarist Al Schackman, who was Nina Simone’s longtime guitarist, musical director and confidante, and Lorca Hart on drums.
Nov. 19– Taos Mesa Brewing Co. 7:30 pm
Grace Kelly Quartet
A rising star alto saxophonist and singer, wowed Taos audiences last year, so we are thrilled to have her back again! When she was barely a teenager, Grace was discovered almost simultaneously by saxophone greats Lee Konitz, Phil Woods and Frank Morgan. She recorded with all three of them before the age of 18! But it was Frank Morgan who she called “grandpa.”
Get the scoop and order tickets at taosjazz.org