Wayne Krantz Is Ready To Shred

Jazz master Wayne Krantz has announced a run through the U.S. in October with 2x Salvation and Star Truck, after which he runs over to Asia and Europe.

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A press photo for Wayne Krantz. 

The American dates run from Oct. 4 in Sellersville, Penn., to Oct. 26 in Santa Cruz, Calif., stretching the tour across the continent. Afterwards, overseas gigs are booked Oct. 28-30 at Cotton Club in Tokyo, Nov. 1-2 at Blue Note in Beijing and Nov. 20-21 at M8 in Mainz, Germany.

Membership in Krantz’s trio will be shifting through the tour, with the bassist changing depending on the supporting act. On the nights when 2xz Salvation is playing, Oct. 4-9 and then Oct. 25- Nov. 2, that band’s bass player, Kevin Scott, will be jamming with Krantz. When Star Truck is on the docket, Oct. 12-23, Nate Wood will hold down the bass. Zach Danziger will be playing drums for the entirety of the run.

Krantz’s last album was Good Piranha/Bad Piranha from 2014, which featured dual versions of the same four tracks for eight total songs. On the “Undercover Pop Tour,” Krantz is putting his improvisational spin on songs from Bob DylanSonic Youth, Prince, Talib Kweli and Mos DefPaul McCartney, and Jethro Tull, among others.

Here are the dates:

Oct. 04 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Oct. 05 – Teaneck, N.J., Mexicali Live
Oct. 06 – Cambridge, Mass., The Regattabar
Oct. 07 – New York, N.Y., The Cutting Room
Oct. 08 – Plains, Pa., River Street Jazz Cafe
Oct. 09 – Vienna, Va., Jammin’ Java
Oct. 12 – Nashville, Tenn., 3rd & Lindsley
Oct. 13 – Chicago, Ill., Reggies Rock Club
Oct. 14 – Indianapolis, Ind., Jazz Kitchen
Oct. 15 – Indianapolis, Ind., Jazz Kitchen
Oct. 16 – Indian Trail, N.C., The House That Rocks
Oct. 18 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle
Oct. 19 – Pittsboro, N.C., Miraverse
Oct. 20 – Atlanta, Ga., Aisle 5
Oct. 21 – Austin, Texas, One 2 One Bar
Oct. 22 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Rhythm Room
Oct. 23 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Oct. 25 – Oakland, Calif., Yoshi’s Oakland
Oct. 26 – Santa Cruz, Calif., Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Oct. 27 – Santa Cruz, Calif., Kuumbwa Jazz Center    
Oct. 28 – Tokyo, Japan, Cotton Club
Oct. 29 – Tokyo, Japan, Cotton Club
Oct. 30 – Tokyo, Japan, Cotton Club
Nov. 01 – Beijing, China, Blue Note
Nov. 02 – Beijing, China, Blue Note
Nov. 20 – Mainz, Germany, M8
Nov. 21 – Mainz, Germany, M8

There is still no word on when tickets go on sale. Visit WayneKrantz.com to learn more about the artist.