April is National Jazz Month Time Out Market in collaboration with Jazz nonprofit Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary ( curator of Brooklyn’s own Ornithology Jazz Club ) will have a special Jazz performance series “Tenor Madness” to bring young lions on iconic Jazz instrument Tenor Saxophone from NYC’s vibrant Jazz club scene during our Bottomless Brunch (12-3pm) Brooklyn Circle @bobodillard (Stacy Dillard, Diallo House, and Ismail Lawal) Stacy Dillard, raised in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, started playing the saxophone at a rather late age. In his hometown, there isn’t much music happening, but only Robert Moore, Stacy’s band instructor, and a host of close friends. Stacy attended college at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio to study with Dr. William Denza, Jim Smith, Chris Berg, and Lenard Moses. Very quickly, Dillard acquired the necessary knowledge that would soon put his name out on the local scene. It was a run-in with Wynton Marsalis in Dayton, Ohio that would turn his attention to the New York Scene. After graduation, Stacy took the act to Cincinnati, where he stayed for a short time and made his first recording appearance with Mike Wade on trumpet, drummer Melvin Broach and pianist William Menefield. Maturation was very rapid, finally leading the way to New York. Dillard has played with Winard Harper, Cindy Blackmon, Lenny White, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Lacy, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, Roy Hargrove, Stephon Harris, Ernestine Anderson, Terrell Stafford, Herlin Riley, John Hicks, Frank Wess, Mulgrew Miller, Clark Terry, Victor Lewis, Johnny O’neal, Russell Malone, Lewis Nash, Mark Whitfield, the Mingus Big Band, and a host of others in different genres of music, including Shirley Ceasar, Edwin C. Hawkins, U2, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Smokey Robinson, Mos Def, and several others.