Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years

Vincent Herring

The Story of Jazz: 100 Years

January 23-27 @ 8:30 & 11pm

Directed by: Vincent Herring (alto sax)
with: Jon Faddis (trumpet, except 1/26)
Terrell Stafford (trumpet, 1/26 only)
Jeremy Pelt (trumpet)
Robin Eubanks (trombone)
James Carter, Eric Alexander (tenor saxes)
Mike LeDonne (piano, except 1/25)
Dave Kikoski (piano, 1/25 only)
Kenny Davis (bass)
Carl Allen (drums)
Nicolas Bearde (vocals)

The group will perform newly commissioned arrangements of classic jazz songs written by prominent artists from each decade of jazz history from 1917 to 2017.

A musical journey celebrating 100 years of America’s original art form begins with the African drumming and work songs that led to the birth of the blues ­– the basis of all jazz. The show moves through 1920’s Ragtime, to 1930’s Swing, to 1940’s Bebop, to 1950’s Cool. In the 1960’s jazz explodes with innovation: The Hard Bop of Miles Davis and Art Blakey, the Modal Jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Soul Jazz, the Bossa Nova craze, Latin Jazz, and Free/Avant-Garde sounds of Ornette Coleman. The program concludes with 1970’s Fusion and the many Post-Bop iterations from the 1980’s to the present.



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