Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet bops at the Forum

Jazz renaissance man Gregg Gelb brought his bebop-to-post-bop quartet to the Outer Banks Forum‘s show at First Flight High School Saturday evening. The music ranged from ancient jazz (‘Sweet Georgia Brown’) to Gershwin and Porter standards to originals. Highlights were an inventive arrangement and excellent execution of Juan Tizol’s ‘Caravan,’ and Gelb’s own tribute to ‘Giant Steps’-era fellow tarheel John Coltrane. From left, Steve Anderson at the piano, Alex Van Gils on bass, Gelb on sax and clarinet, and Gelb’s son Chris on drums all had chances to shine, and shine they did. (Peter Hummers | Sentinel Staff)