Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalThe Greg Osby 6 Featuring Mark Turner
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Saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years, including Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jim Hall, and Jaki Byard. Osby has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances. Osby signed his first recording deal with JMT (Jazz Music Today), recording four CDs for that label before signing with Blue Note Records in 1990 and recording fifteen recordings as a leader. In 2008, Osby launched his own label, Inner Circle Music, which serves as a platform for many of today's brightest artists. On 9 Levels, his latest recording on Inner Circle Music, Osby presents his wares in a sextet format and is joined by special guests Nir Felder, guitar; Adam Birnbaum, piano; Joseph Lepore, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums; and a welcome newcomer to the international jazz scene, vocalist Sara Serpa.