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Suite Jazz Series Presents Bassist Blair Bryant One Night Only Thursday, June 23

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Programming on Jazz 91.9 is made possible in part by The Suite Food Lounge, home of The Suite Jazz Series. This Thursday night they present Bassist Blair Bryant along with The Suite Jazz Series Band. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz with Blair Bryant at 7:30pm. More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or at JazzBeat Promotions or eventbrite.com.

He's been called a contemporary Stanley Clarke, by none other than Smooth Jazz legend and inspiration Najee. He’s also been compared to Marcus Miller for his writing and producing skills.

When told of these accolades, Blair just shrugs his shoulder and smiles. Looking down at the ground he says “Wow that means a lot. Maybe someday I’ll get there.” At the young age of 27 that’s pretty heady stuff, but to anyone who knows contemporary jazz music and takes a listen to his ever- growing catalogue, the comparisons are not unfounded.

Blair Bryant is a special musician. Born in Kansas City Missouri and spending his early developing years in Miami, Detroit and Chicago with his parents in and out of churches hearing the best music possible, he has absorbed the full music tradition. Coupled with his love for jazz, he has demonstrated a musical ability beyond his years, with a specific level of skill, richness and detail in his recordings and compositions.

We already knew with his first 3 releases “New Colours,” “Gold” and “Cerulean Blue” that this kid could play numerous instruments (14) extremely well. But after getting his degree in Jazz studies from the Music Conservatory in Missouri and as his experience level has grown, it’s time to start talking about him and his virtuosity for what it is- genius level talent.