Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

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Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

featuring Kenny Washington

Kenny Washington [drums]   Josh Bruneau [trumpet]   Eric Alexander [tenor saxophone]   Mike LeDonne [piano]   Clovis Nicholas [bass]


Next Performance:Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Sets:
7:00 PM$35 music charge
(dinner set)
3-Course Dinner Prix-Fixe $42
9:00 PM$35 music charge
(dinner set)
3-Course Dinner Prix-Fixe $42
This tribute to the legendary drummer Art Blakey features an all-star quintet with the great Kenny Washington on drums. Celebrating Art’s 100th birthday is an eminently Blakeyesque ensemble that includes trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, saxophonist Eric Alexander, pianist Mike LeDonne, and bassist Peter Washington. Perhaps the most important mentor in jazz history and his band the most important gig for many future greats, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in its various incarnations created the sound of modern jazz. Brooklyn-born and Staten Island-raised, Kenny Washington is a jazz legend in his own right having performed with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Ahmad Jamal,Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods, and Tommy Flanagan.