Best of Boston

2002 Best Jazz Performer, Local

Charlie Kohlhase Quintet

With a deft and witty blend of straight-ahead blowing and “outside” improv, the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet has made its mark on the international jazz map behind the leader’s woolly solos on baritone, alto, and tenor saxophones. If it went to Manhattan, this band could get over at both the Village Vanguard and Irving Plaza.