Sunday, April 2, 2017

Jazz: A Giant Party for a Jazz Giant

A four-day celebration for Randy Weston will take place at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard in New York City, New York, on April 6-9. On these dates, two sets will be played nightly in honor of the pianist and composer’s birthday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Weston will be playing on stage every night alongside saxophonist and  and flutist TK Blue, bassist Alex Blake, drummer Lewis Nash and African percussionist Neil Clarke.

Malian vocalist Tampani will also be on hand nightly. There will also be a different group of special guests each night. They include trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, tubist Howard Johnson, koraist Saliou Sousso and Nubian instrumentalist Ayodele Maakaru.

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