Pick: Corey Fonville Quartet at Révéler on Wed. July 3

Butcher Brown drummer to play rare local show with some bandmates.

The Corey Fonville Quartet is basically Butcher Brown minus one, the missing player being Morgan Burrs, who is now based in Los Angeles.

Then again, everyone in the band is a star in their own right.

Trumpeter/saxophonist/rapper Marcus Tenney, a.k.a. Tennishu, leads his own group. Bassist Andrew Jay Randazzo has his RVA-centric Big Band. Multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris (DJ Harrison) has a solo career and an extensive list of collaborations. And Fonville has long been one of the top young jazz drummers on the international scene.

Whatever music they play under Fonville’s leadership, it has been a long time since any edition of their lineup has played a local venue that has the 85-seat intimacy of Révéler Experiences. Which means this is a great chance to see (most) of a breakthrough, genre-defying Richmond band in a brief window between their appearance at the Montreal Jazz Festival and an upcoming European tour.

There will be two 70-minute sets, starting at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 day of show. Seats are on a first-come basis, so plan to come early.

 

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