Sat, October 15, 2016
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2016-10-15 7:30 PM
The Jimmy Heath Big Band at True Blue Jazz Series
True Blue Jazz is ecstatic to present Jimmy Heath and his Big Band for two shows on October 15th as part of this years True Blue Jazz series. The legendary Jazz Master kicked off his 90th birthday celebration tour at the Blue Note in New York City in March. Jimmy Heath, an NEA Jazz Master and ASCAPs 2011 Jazz Hall of Fame Living Legend inductee, widely recognized as one of the greats in jazz. He is long recognized as a brilliant saxophonist, magnificent composer, arranger & educator. The middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (bassist Percy of Modern Jazz Quartet & highly renowned drummer, Albert Tootie), he has performed with nearly all of the jazz greats of the last 60 years.
Witness living history and experience Jimmy Heath and his Big Band performing 2 Shows on Saturday Oct. 15th 730p & 930p. Visit: www.truebluejazz.org
Wynton Marsalis - "While there may be some confusion about the identity of jazz in present-day circles, in educational institutions, and even among musicians misinformed by both, Jimmy Heath is unquestionably the embodiment of the spirit and practice of this music. He is always showing us how to live in jazz, how to be ...jazz. Coming into the twenty-first century, there could be no more perfect figure to call us home. He walks that walk, and what he talks is exactly what we need to be reminded of in this moment...."