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Tuesday Tunes: Carl Grubbs

Carl Grubbs performs on alto, soprano and tenor saxophones and clarinet. He is an accomplished composer, educator and performing artist. A native of Philadelphia, he received early extensive training from John Coltrane.  Through his family, Carl Grubbs was close to many of the history-making musicians of the 1950’s and 1960’s. With his brother, Earl Grubbs, he formed The Visitors, a quintet that recorded four albums for the Muse record label. 

Mr. Grubbs is co-founder and Artistic Director of Contemporary Arts Inc. a nonprofit arts organization. The organization’s jazz programs provide music and dance education for youth ages 4-17, jazz concerts at senior centers and concerts for general audiences.  Mr. Grubbs has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. He has twice been the recipient of the MSAC Traditions award as a jazz master, working with apprentices to pass on the traditions of improvised jazz music.

Bassist Blake Meister performs locally, nationally and internationally.  He has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of renowned musicians. He has received several awards and grants.  As an educator, he currently serves on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, teaching jazz strings, piano and improvisation.  Known for his uncanny facility and distinct approach to improvisation, Meister is quickly garnering recognition among musicians and critics alike.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Live Music, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Live Music

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

Digital Signage


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