The Checkout – Live at Berklee Continues with Dayna Stephens, Julian Lage November 15 at Cafe 939
November 15, 2012
The Checkout – Live at Berklee, which brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts at Cafe 939, continues with rising saxophonist and composer Dayna Stephens '01. Stephens will be joined by guitarist and fellow alumnus Julian Lage '08, as well as his frequent collaborators Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, and Justin Brown on drums.
Presented by Berklee, NPR Music, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, the shows will be webcast live worldwide in high definition over NPRmusic.org and in New York over WBGO-FM as a special edition of The Checkout, the acclaimed multimedia show featuring what’s new on New York’s jazz scene. They will also be archived, and available for on-demand listening, at NPRmusic.org, and Checkoutjazz.org.
Concerts and broadcasts will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 with a Berklee ID, and are available at cafe939.com or by calling 617 747-2261. Cafe 939 is located at 939 Boylston Street, in Boston, and is wheelchair accessible.
Internationally renowned saxophonist, composer, and educator Dayna Stephens is a fluid, vigorous soloist with a warm, soulful sound. He has proven himself as a highly talented composer and arranger, an acclaimed bandleader, and an in-demand sideman. He’s appeared with Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Roy Hargrove, and others. Stephens released two albums in 2012. Today Is Tomorrow was first and featured Aaron Parks, Mike Rodriguez, and Julian Lage. This fall’s That Nepenthetic Place will feature Ambrose Akinmusire, Taylor Eigsti, and Gretchen Parlato. His 2007 debut, The Timeless Now, featuring John Scofield, Ben Street, Eric Harland, and Nick Vayenas, garnered four stars in DownBeat, and reached #11 on the Billboard jazz charts.