Lost Jazz Shrines- Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers & Mikell's

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007
Fri, May 19, 2017 08:30 PM

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Scheduled to perform are Musical Director Bobby Watson (alto saxophone), Brian Lynch (trumpet), Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone), Johnny O’Neal (piano), Essiet Okon Essiet (bass) and Winard Harper (drums)

The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration. This year's presentation will be an evening celebrating 
the legendary Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengersas well as the great jazz venue, Mikell’s.


Art Blakey was often called the father of hard bop. He was responsible for producing and developing more jazz talent than any other band leader of his era. 
The Jazz Messengers were an influential jazz combo that existed for over thirty-five years beginning in the early 1950s.  All performing musicians are past members of the Jazz messengers.