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Lost Jazz Shrines: Remembering Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers at Mikell’s Jazz Club

May 19, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This presentation will be an evening remembering the legendary Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers as well as the great jazz venue, Mikell’s. Art Blakey, often called the father of hard bop and his Jazz Messengers were an influential jazz combo that existed for over thirty-five years beginning in the early 1950s. Mikell’s was a regular venue for New York’s top studio and session musicians, who would turn up for jam sessions with major soul, funk and jazz artists visiting the city during the 70s & 80s. Bobby Watson joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and eventually become the musical director for the group. 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. Scheduled to perform:

Brian Lynch (trumpet)
Javon Jackson (tenor saxophone)
Bobby Watson (alto saxophone)
Johnny O’Neal (piano)
Essiet Okon Essiet (bass)
Winard Harper (drums)


May 19, 2017
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St
New York, New York 10007

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