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Black Art Jazz Collective
classic sounds with a contemporary pulse
Founded by some of contemporary jazz’s leading lights, the Black Art Jazz Collective’s original compositions both highlight the impressive chops each member possesses and reveal the deeply entwined history of jazz and the African-American civil rights movement.
At its core is a modernism that conjures up the classic bands of Art Blakey and acoustic Miles Davis. But, with contemporary soul-fuelled solos and locked-in rhythm, the band is more likely to launch into a counterpoint riff or the spacious funk of hip-hop than the svelte lines of classic walking bass. The Black Art Jazz Collective delivers strong original tunes and purposeful, form-hugging improvisation that keeps things looking forward rather than back
With Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Wayne Escoffery saxophone, James Burton III trombone, Xavier Davis piano, Corcoran Holt bass, and Johnathan Blake drums.
This evening’s performance is supported by an anonymous donor.