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Sean Mason. Courtesy the artist.


Jazz | Sean Mason Quintet

Co-presented with Jazz at Lincoln Center & Hamptons JazzFest

August 2, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

TICKETS

$35 Members | $45 Adults & Resident Passholders | $40 Seniors | $25 Students | $15 Children (17 & Under)

Summer Jazz on the Terrace returns this July through September 2024! In collaboration with Hamptons JazzFest, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents four thrilling concerts this summer at the Parrish’s expansive campus, bringing world-class jazz performances and artists to the East End. The concerts will be held on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace and Event Lawn; guests are welcome to bring their own beach and outdoor seating.

Join us Friday August 2nd for a performance by the Sean Mason Quintet. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sean Mason took to the piano at the late age of 13, teaching himself by ear to play the styles of music he was most attracted to. His approach quickly evolved into a highly original language. Mason’s unique voice in jazz is steeped in the sound of the South, allowing an extended time for groove while also displaying a vocabulary far beyond his years. As a bandleader, he leads the Sean Mason Quintet, a band assembled to play Sean’s original music, which has been described as highly melodic and infectious.

“I first got into music by going to church every Sunday, but the movie Ray was the catalyst for me to actually begin playing piano,” recalls Mason. “My grandmother gifted me a small Casio piano and from there I began teaching myself to play, studying for countless hours and devoting concentrated time on developing my sound.” During his time in North Carolina, Sean met jazz legend Branford Marsalis, who was immediately taken by Sean’s musicality and recommended he move to New York. “I told my brother [Wynton Marsalis], ‘Be on the lookout for this kid,’” Marsalis recalls. Upon his arrival, Sean hit the ground running, quickly securing performances and residencies at some of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs, all while attending The Juilliard School.

Note: In the event of severely inclement weather, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible. Please be advised that outside food is not permitted in the Museum or on the Terrace/Event Lawn; food, beverages, and cocktails are available for purchase in the Parrish Café.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is strongly recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Friday Nights are generously supported by The Corcoran Group. Piano sponsorship for Jazz on the Terrace is provided by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

 

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August 2
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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631-283-2118
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Jazz | Sean Mason Quintet

Co-presented with Jazz at Lincoln Center & Hamptons JazzFest

August 2, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

TICKETS

$35 Members | $45 Adults & Resident Passholders | $40 Seniors | $25 Students | $15 Children (17 & Under)

Summer Jazz on the Terrace returns this July through September 2024! In collaboration with Hamptons JazzFest, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents four thrilling concerts this summer at the Parrish’s expansive campus, bringing world-class jazz performances and artists to the East End. The concerts will be held on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace and Event Lawn; guests are welcome to bring their own beach and outdoor seating.

Join us Friday August 2nd for a performance by the Sean Mason Quintet. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sean Mason took to the piano at the late age of 13, teaching himself by ear to play the styles of music he was most attracted to. His approach quickly evolved into a highly original language. Mason’s unique voice in jazz is steeped in the sound of the South, allowing an extended time for groove while also displaying a vocabulary far beyond his years. As a bandleader, he leads the Sean Mason Quintet, a band assembled to play Sean’s original music, which has been described as highly melodic and infectious.

“I first got into music by going to church every Sunday, but the movie Ray was the catalyst for me to actually begin playing piano,” recalls Mason. “My grandmother gifted me a small Casio piano and from there I began teaching myself to play, studying for countless hours and devoting concentrated time on developing my sound.” During his time in North Carolina, Sean met jazz legend Branford Marsalis, who was immediately taken by Sean’s musicality and recommended he move to New York. “I told my brother [Wynton Marsalis], ‘Be on the lookout for this kid,’” Marsalis recalls. Upon his arrival, Sean hit the ground running, quickly securing performances and residencies at some of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs, all while attending The Juilliard School.

Note: In the event of severely inclement weather, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible. Please be advised that outside food is not permitted in the Museum or on the Terrace/Event Lawn; food, beverages, and cocktails are available for purchase in the Parrish Café.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is strongly recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Friday Nights are generously supported by The Corcoran Group. Piano sponsorship for Jazz on the Terrace is provided by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.