Jazzhus Montmartre is the historic jazz hotspot of Copenhagen, presenting world class live jazz at the original intimate venue where the famous club started back in 1959.
Gary Bartz (born September 26, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist. Bartz studied at the Juilliard Conservatory of Music. In the early 1960s, he performed with Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner in Charles Mingus’ Jazz Workshop. He worked as a sideman with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln before joining Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. In 1968, he was a member of McCoy Tyner’s band Expansions.
In mid-1970, he joined Miles Davis’ band, performing live at the Isle Of Wight festival in August and at a series of December dates at The Cellar Door club in Washington, D.C. Portions of these shows were initially released on the 1971 Live-Evil album, with the entire six performance/four night run eventually released in full on the 2005 Cellar Door Sessions box set. He later formed the band Ntu Troop, which combined jazz, funk, and soul. Bartz was awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2015 Living Legacy Award, which was presented at a special ceremony at The Kennedy Center. In the liner notes to the album The Red and Orange Poems, jazz critic Stanley Crouch called Bartz “one of the very best who has ever picked up the instrument”.
In 2019, Revive Music and Bartz celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his “Another Earth” album at Winter Jazzfest in NYC alongside original member Pharoah Sanders. Later that year, in collaboration with Moon31, he celebrated the same album at the North Sea and Newport Jazz Festivals with original member Charles Tolliver and Nasheet Waits (son of Freddie Waits), alongside Ravi Coltrane.
Gary Bartz is Professor of Jazz Saxophone at Oberlin College. Wikipedia.