Former Schenectady resident Tisziji Munoz is a world-class guitarist and true underground jazz hero. A disciple of John Coltrane, Munoz played in Pharoah Sanders’ band for six years and has shared his spiritual yet edgy fretboard talents with a wide array of musicians, including Rashied Ali, McCoy Tyner, Marilyn Crispell, Henry Kaiser, Bob Moses, Dave Liebman and Paul Shaffer.
He leads the Tisziji Munoz Quartet into the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Friday (June 1), for the final concert of the Sanctuary’s spring season. In addition to Munoz, the adventurous foursome will feature bassist Don Pate, drummer Tony Falco and pianist John Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood.) UPDATE: The band has been bumped up from a quartet to a quintet with the recent addition of percussionist Adam Benham. Tix for the concert at $10.
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