Friday, September 12, 2014

Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band / Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival

Roy Haynes, legendary jazz drummer and GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award winner, brings his GRAMMY®-nominated “Fountain of Youth” band to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Since becoming a professional musician in the 1940s, he has worked with artists such as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Bud Powell, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Pat Metheny. Join us at the club to witness an incomparable artist alongside a hand-picked group of master musicians in the making.

Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting more than 60 years has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz. He has a highly expressive, personal style ("Snap Crackle" was a nickname given him in the 1950s) and is known to foster a deep engagement in his bandmates. He has also led his own groups, some performing under the name Hip Ensemble. His most recent recordings as a leader are Fountain of Youth[ and Whereas, both of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award. He continues to perform worldwide. 

A multi-generational meeting of legendary masters and up-and-coming musicians, the fifth annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival offers unique celebrations in swing, featuring a variety of artists from around the globe.

Roy Haynes is appearing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor,  Sept. 12 -14., 2014. Appearing alongside Roy Haynes, leader/drums; is Jaleel Shaw, saxophones; David Wong, bass; and Martin Bejerano, piano.

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