juilliard jazz quartet

Juilliard should be pleased with this group of jazz stars carrying their banner. Each member is a leader in his own right, from legendary bassist Ron Carter to the exciting multi-reed man Ron Blake and the dazzling jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough. Few academic ensembles lead by example better than this quintet.
— Ronaldo Oregano

With Ron Carter, bass, Ron Blake, saxophone; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Carl Allen, drums

With a faculty ensemble filled with first call musicians and a certified legend it’s no wonder the Julliard jazz program has climbed to world renown in its relatively short existence. The hard work of drummer Carl Allen as both anchor of the group and artistic director of jazz studies is quite evident both at the school and on any stage where this quartet plays. The presence of bassist Ron Carter just makes everything majestic with pianist Frank Kimbrough and saxophonist Ron Blake rounding out the quartet.