Please enjoy this concert with
Marty Kenney – Bass
Lex Korten- Piano
Gary Kerkezou – Drums
The concert streams live at 3PM Eastern and will be available to purchasers for future viewing indefinitely
Lex Korten has had ample opportunity to learn from some of the finest and most dedicated mentors in Jazz music. To help represent America’s great original art form, a music with social purpose and irrevocable partnership with African-American heritage, is a privilege and responsibility Lex strives to fulfill every day. He has been fortunate enough to perform worldwide in service of this message and the betterment of his craft. Lex is proud to collaborate with many like-minded individuals in his generation and an ever-expanding list of great luminaries, and he leads new projects regularly at The Jazz Gallery in NYC. His playing has been called upon by greats including Tyshawn Sorey, Jaleel Shaw, Caroline Davis, Ari Hoenig, Dayna Stephens, Robert Hurst, Clarence Penn, Joel Ross and Massimo Biolcati. Recently, Lex won 1st prize in the 2020 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition, held in South Africa.
Gary Kerkezou is a drummer and violinist currently attending Berklee College of Music. Born in Greece to a family of musicians, she picked up the violin at age 6 and soon followed her father on his tours. At age 15, she started drum lessons and discovered jazz, which has been her passion ever since. Since enrolling at Berklee in 2015, Kerkezou has studied with professors such as Neal Smith, Billy Kilson, Ralph Peterson, Yoron Israel, and Jason Palmer. She has performed at venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Jazz Loft, the Side Door, the Regatta Bar, and the Berklee Performance Center; and with artists such as Bill Pierce, Javon Jackson, Christian McBride, and Jacob Collier.
Instagram: @garykerkezoudrums @lexkorten