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July 10, 2024
7:00 pm
8:30 pm

Nii Akwei and The 11th Hour Quintet

Nii Akwei Adoteye – Saxophones
Theljon Allen – Trumpet
Minh Vo – Piano
Obasi Akoto – Bass
Kevin Kearney – Drums

Nii Akwei Adoteye is a prolific saxophonist whose authoritative sound and passionate musicality have dazzled audiences across the region. His powerful sound and deft lyricism have made him a highly sought-after player, returning to the Keystone Korner stage having performed with luminaries such as Kenny Garrett, Kurt Ellington, Anne Hampton Calloway, Emmet Cohen, Branford Marsalis, Shelly Berg, Dave Douglas and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

He is joined by Theljon Allen, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and started playing trumpet at age 12. In addition to being a member of Mo’Horns for many years, he has toured with Tye Tribbett, Ledisi, Hinton Battle, And Jill Scott. Allen has recorded with Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige, and many others, and also has 3 records out of his own.

Obasi Akoto is a veteran double bass player, composer, and educator. He is best known for his work with Elvin Jones and Jazz Machine and piano titan Cyrus Chestnut. Obasi has an extensive performance history, including performances and/or recordings with some of the greatest jazz artists in the world. When he’s not collaborating with artists like Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, and Miguel Zenon, Obasi leads the Bright Moments Jam session at Keystone Korner.

Minh Vo and Kevin Kearney have been making a name for themselves in the region as two of the most precocious players of the new generation of jazz musicians. Making waves across the Baltimore/DC area, Minh and Kevin bring passion and ability beyond their years to the stage.

Don’t miss this incredible night of jazz by some of Baltimore’s best!

Keystone Korner Baltimore

$10 streaming, $20 regular, $25 premium

1350 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, 21231