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Black Art Jazz Collective - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, November 13th, 2019
7:30 pm

Black Art Jazz Collective (BAJC) debuted in 2013 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Led by Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, the group celebrates African American icons through original compositions. Other musicians include trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, voted “Rising Star” five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine; trombonist James Burton III, who is currently professor of jazz theory at the Juilliard School as well as conductor of the renowned Juilliard Jazz Orchestra; acclaimed pianist Xavier Davis, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at Michigan State University; bassist Vicente Archer, whose rise in the jazz scene make him a “must-hear” artist; and the drummer Johnathan Blake, one of the most influential drummers of his generation.

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