Jazzmobile summerfest - winard harper & jeli posse

Jazzmobile Summerfest – Winard Harper & Jeli Posse

Constantly in reverence of his predecessors while remaining innovative in his own right, Harper has become one of the most celebrated drummers in jazz. He is a virtuoso on the drum set as well as the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba. Critics have written that Winard is as pleasing and entertaining to watch as he is to hear. “As tasteful a drummer as one could ask for,” according to Jeff Kaliss of JazzTimes. Franz Matzner recently wrote in All About Jazz that the sextet’s performance “culminated in an evening of fireworks with a sustained display of percussive pyrotechnics by Harper so rapid fire, so mind-bogglingly dexterous, and so expressively diverse, as to be truly awe-inspiring.” And in a Washington Post review, Mike Joyce said, “Winard Harper’s wonderfully orchestrated solos alone might have forced a corpse to grin!”

Date

Jul 20 2022
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

In-Person

Venue

Grant's Tomb
West 122nd Street & Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027

Organizer

Jazzmobile
Phone
212-866-4900
Website
http://www.jazzmobile.org/

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