Sat, Jun 04|
Takoma Station Tavern
Antonio Parker Quartet
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL...$15 Advanced / $20 Day of event
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012, USA
About the Event
Doors open: 6:30pm
Show starts: 7:00pm
$15 in advance, $20 day of show
The band will be Antonio Parker on saxophones, Darius Scott on keyboards, Cheyney Thomas on bass, and Keith Killgo on drums.
Saxophonist Antonio Parker, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is known for his dynamic, energetic and virtuosic performances as well as his versatility in a variety of musical genres. His artistry is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but incorporates a wide spectrum of musical influences. He is a visionary artist who has been performing nationally and internationally for over 20 years.
Antonio is a graduate of Howard University where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees in jazz studies. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of the District of Columbia.
His many artistic achievements include serving as a USIA (United States Information Agency) Jazz Ambassador to Africa, where he performed and conducted jazz workshops in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Zaire, Congo, Morocco, and Tunisia. He has also toured and performed in Japan, London, Scotland, Paris, Spain, Canada, Austria, as well at the pyramids in Egypt with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Antonio has recorded and/or shared the stage with many well-known artists and entertainers, including Go-Go legend Chuck Brown, The Blackbyrds, The O’Jays, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, Betty Carter, Illinois Jacquet, Jean Carne, and Christian McBride. His 2002 debut CD, “The Exchange,” was very well received.
His album “Steppin’ Out” Live @ HR-57 (released in 2012 on his Airegin Label), documents is constant growth as a performer, composer, and bandleader. His album, “Planetentiary” was released in 2016 and shows the dynamic range of his artistry, as he explores a mixture of jazz, funk and groove, with collaborations from the likes of renown trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Russell Gunn.
Antonio has taught music in the Washington, DC public schools and the Prince George’s County Public School system. He is the founder and executive director of the Inner City Jazz Foundation and continues to inspire and educate young people on the importance of jazz music.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL...$15 Advanced / $20 on Day-Of