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featuring David Williams, Willie Jones III & Friends
WBGO Jazz Series

Cover charge: $25-35

Food & Beverage Minimum: $15

 

Tues, Oct 1 7:00 pm Doors 5:00pm Buy Tickets

 
*Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling 646.476.3551.
 
As a jazz pianist, band leader, and composer of enduring standards, Cedar Walton was an essential creative force in modern American jazz for five decades. Richard Brody wrote in The New Yorker just this summer, “Walton had a blend of power and swing, modesty and complexity, hearty tradition and fervent innovation. With Art Blakey’s sextet, his music emerged with a ripping progressive edge and an exultation in sheer dark heat that sounded like the streets.”

Bassist David Williams anchored the bands of Cedar Walton for over thirty years, and drummer Willie Jones III also played extensively with Mr. Walton. Together, they co-lead an all-star celebration of this jazz great with some wonderful surprise guests.