Randy Weston African Rhythms Orchestra Plays James Reese Europe
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The last date listed for Randy Weston African Rhythms Orchestra was Saturday February 25, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
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Quotes & Highlights
“Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk as well as the richest, most inventive beat.” —Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch
NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston, internationally renowned pianist, composer and bandleader, has performed throughout the world. Randy Weston returns to BMCC Tribeca PAC after a successful concert this past November celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his landmark album Uhuru Afrika.
James Reese Europe was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. In 1918, Lt. James Reese Europe made military and music history by being the first African American to lead troops into battle during World War One and to spread the ‘jazz germ’ throughout continental Europe. Mr. Europe obtained a Commission in the New York Army National Guard, where he saw combat as a lieutenant with the 369th Infantry Regiment (the “Harlem Hellfighters”), the band of which he directed to great acclaim. *
African Rhythms Orchestra: T.K.Blue — saxophones, Neil Clarke — percussion, Alex Blake — bass, Howard Johnson — tuba, Vincent Ector — drum, Ayodele Ankhtawi Maakheru — banjo and Robert Trowers — trombone.