FREEDOM RIDER: AN ART BLAKEY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

FREEDOM RIDER: AN ART BLAKEY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION







FREEDOM RIDER: AN ART BLAKEY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION*
A Jazz @ The Jacobs Concert

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.

*San Diego Symphony does not appear as part of this program. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.