College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Jazz With NY Standards Quartet


Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, Saint Philip St.

8pm / Doors open @ 7:30pm

$20 general admission / $10 CofC students with valid ID, in-person only

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE or in person Charleston Jazz House, 185 Saint Philip St.

Pianist David Berkman, drummer Gene Jackson, tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, and bassist Yosuke Inoue, make up the, New York Standards Quartet. The band, assembled by tenor sax man Tim Armacost, came together in the fall of 2006. As a band, the New York based unit has developed a near telepathic relationship, playing together in a variety of settings, including in some of the most prominent clubs in New York City. Conceptually, NYSQ strives to develop its own language within the tradition of the standard jazz repertoire.

The bond this group shares is further strengthened by a common love for Japanese culture, food, and language. The band has toured Japan four times, in addition to completing its first American tour in March 2008, and again in October 2009. The NYSQ’s first European tour took place in March 2009, and the group recently released their second album Unstandard, to critical acclaim.

The New York Standards Quartet is presented by the Jazz Studies Program at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in collaboration with Jazz Artists of Charleston, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education, including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz, in the City of Charleston through performances, special events and educational outreach.