JAZZ @ THE JACOBS/Art Blakey Centennial Celebration
SAT APR 20, 8PM
JAZZ @ THE JACOBS/Freedom Rider: An Art Blakey Centennial Celebration
In a career that spanned the decades between the Big Band sounds of Billy Eckstine and the modern generation of neo-traditional jazz practitioners such as Wynton Marsalis, percussion master and band leader Art Blakey boldly blazed a trail of his own. For 35 years he led several incarnations of the Jazz Messengers through the glory years of bebop and beyond, incubating a dazzling lineup of young jazz talent along the way. Series Curator Gilbert Castellanos has assembled a stellar group of musicians, including some former Jazz Messengers, for this centennial tribute.
(JAZZ @ THE JACOBS and BAYSIDE SUMMER NIGHTS are both San Diego Symphony series curated by six-time San Diego Music Awards Best Jazz Artist & Artist of the Year Gilbert Castellanos.)