Jazz at the Lobero presents The Spring Quartet With Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding & Leo Genovese

Esperanza Spalding, photo by Takuo Sato, courtesy Lobero

Esperanza Spalding, photo by Takuo Sato, courtesy Lobero

The first event of the Jazz at the Lobero 2014 series is a star-studded turn by The Spring Quartet, featuring legendary jazz musicians Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese performing together at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.,  on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 p.m.

Jack DeJohnette is one of the most respected drummers on the planet and an NEA Jazz Master. He has been, in constant demand as a drummer, bandleader, and sideman for over five decades.

GRAMMY award winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has been hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history;” distinguishing himself as a prescient force in the arena of creative music.

Bassist/vocalist/composer Esperanza Spalding was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011 when she received the unprecedented GRAMMY for Best New Artist–the first time in history that a jazz musician has won the award.

The amazing Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese, member of Spalding’s Chamber Music Society and Radio Music Society tours, and long-time cohort, rounds out the all-star frontline.

Tickets for Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese are on sale now at Lobero.com and at the Lobero Box office by calling 805/963.0761.

Next up in the Jazz at the Lobero Series is Pat Metheny Unity Band on February 26, followed by a celebration 60 years in the making with the Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 on March 14, followed by An Evening with Branford Marsalis on May 7.

—Leslie Dinaberg

Originally published in Santa Barbara SEASONS on February 17, 2014.