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Citizen Swing — Connor Law + Will Boyd
February 21 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for Citizen Swing, our new twice-monthly Wednesday jazz nights. Come through for a night of excellent, curated local jazz talent and classic cocktails. The fun starts at 6pm when we spin up some cool, old jazz vinyl, and then continues at 7pm with live sets by Connor Law and Will Boyd. Free!
Connor Law is a freelance bassist, bandleader and composer based in Asheville, NC. He got his start in the music business after graduating from UNCA in 2017 by going on the road as a tour manager for the progressive bluegrass band, Jon Stickley Trio. After leaving that position he realized his passion was in performance, and more specifically, jazz performance. He began working as a full time musician in Asheville in 2018 and has been performing with many of the top musicians in the area since then.
WILL BOYD: Multi-reed instrumentalist, composer, and educator Will Boyd hails from the soul-sax tradition of artists such as Eddie Harris, Hank Crawford, David “Fat Head” Newman, King Curtis, and Yusef Lateef. Originally from Orangeburg, S.C. by way of Queens, N.Y., Will currently resides in Knoxville, Tenn. He is an adjunct music faculty member at UNC Asheville and Warren Wilson College and member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. He has released three solo albums: Live at the Red Piano Lounge, Freedom Soul Jazz, and Soulful Noise. Will also co-leads a group with his wife Kelle Jolly who is a jazz radio host and founder of the Knoxville Women in Jazz Jam Festival.