The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet

The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet

Tue ยท January 23, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

$10.00

The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet performs jazz in a wide range of styles including music from Brazil and Cuba. In addition to performing Latin jazz classics the quartet plays many great swing, bebop, and ballad songs.

Dan and Steve have been playing together for close to 15 years and have achieved a telepathic-like communication onstage. Rounding out the group are two fine musicians, Alan Kurtz (Steve's brother) on drums and bassist David Elvin.

The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet
The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet
The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet performs jazz in a wide range of styles including music from Brazil and Cuba. Steve spent many months in Brazil and therefore has the music of that country in his bones. In addition to performing Latin jazz classics the quartet plays many great swing, bebop, and ballad songs.

Steve began his musical education at the age of 9, taking clarinet lessons. In high school he switched to saxophone and has been playing various saxes ever since, frequently taking lessons and workshops. His 'in-the-moment' improvisations have thrilled audiences throughout Western Massachusetts. He plays and has played in a wide variety of bands in the area - R&B, salsa, rock, and samba.

Dan hails from New York City where he studied jazz piano as a teenager with various teachers including jazz great Jaki Byard (who performed with the Charles Mingus Group). While in NYC Dan was the musical director at the inventive Castillo Theater where he arranged music for over 20 productions and wrote scores for three original musicals.

Dan and Steve have been playing together for close to 15 years and have achieved a telepathic-like communication onstage.

Rounding out the group are two fine musicians, Alan Kurtz (Steve's brother) on drums and bassist David Elvin.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/