Becoming Quintet is an exciting new jazz collective featuring Eric Wortzman (trumpet), Markus Howell (alto sax/flute), Luther Allison (piano), Liany Mateo (bass), and Zach Adleman (drums). The ensemble features original music by all the members of the band, plus a few selections from modern influences. Members of the group have garnered numerous awards and have taken their music around the world. Awards include acceptance into The Gathering Orchestra, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, the Grammy Camp-Jazz Session Big Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. As side musicians, members have performed at the After Parties at the Grammy’s, Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Blue Note, and the Dirty Dog, with jazz luminaries such as Rodney Whitaker, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Michael Dease, and Jimmy Cobb.