Russell Gunn & Blackhawk
GUNNING FOR MILES: Globe-trotting trumpeter-composer-arranger Russell Gunn brings his Miles Davis tribute band, Blackhawk, to the Velvet Note in Alpharetta on Fri., Nov. 24 and Sat., Nov. 25.
Friday November 24, 2023 07:30 PM EST
CRITIC’S PICK: Atlanta-based trumpet maestro Russell Gunn is bringing Blackhawk, his Miles Davis tribute band, to The Velvet Note in Alpharetta for a two-night stand Nov. 24-25. Accompanied by Terreon Gully (drums), Louis Heriveaux (piano) and Kevin “Raw Dog” Smith (bass), Gunn will explore the music of Miles Davis in the early 1960s, specifically the period between Kind of Blue and before the formation of Davis’ second great quintet with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, et al. “I’ve been away for awhile as a trumpet player/band leader,” says Gunn. “I’ve been perfecting my skills as an arranger and composer for the last few years, as well as being the best side man I could be to Marcus Miller. But don’t call it a comeback. It’s a reemergence!” — Doug DeLoach
From the venue:
The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta.