The Jazz Message: Celebrating Art Blakey at Portland PDX Jazz Festival at Newmark Theatre


Curtis Fuller Curtis Fuller
Bobby Watson Bobby Watson
sax, alto
Eddie Henderson Eddie Henderson
Lewis Nash Lewis Nash
Javon Jackson Javon Jackson


For over a half-century, Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers served as one of the preeminent ensembles in the art form of jazz. Seven former Jazz Messengers, including musical directors Javon Jackson and Bobby Watson, elder statesmen Curtis Fuller, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, and Buster Williams along with master drummer Lewis Nash, in the role of Art Blakey, pay tribute to the immortal drummer and bandleader. The Jazz Message will perform and explore many classic compositions from the Blakey songbook. Music to include “Blues March,” “Moanin,” “Mosaic,” “Along Came Betty,” “One by One,” “This is for Albert,” “Arabia,” “Caravan,” “Up Jumped Spring” and “Whisper Not.” This unique cast of esteemed Blakey alumni will gather For Portland Only in a world premiere performance....
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Matthew Jurasek added this event on October 15, 2012 | 878 views

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