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Max Roach 100 | Winard Harper Tribute @ Jazzmobile|Sessions

MAX ROACH 100 | WINARD HARPER TRIBUTE @ JAZZMOBILE|sessions

JANUARY 10, 2024

Join us for an unforgettable in-person event at THE CHAPEL AT THE INTERCHURCH CENTER. We are celebrating the incredible legacy of Max Roach with a special tribute by Winard Harper. Get ready to immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of jazz and experience the magic of live music. This event promises to be a memorable night filled with rhythm and harmony. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate the legendary Max Roach and enjoy the musical talents of Winard Harper. Grab your friends and come groove with us

ABOUT MAX ROACH

NEA Jazz Master, MacArthur Genius, Drummer, composer, and percussionist Max Roach was noted for his innovative contrapuntal polyrhythms, and was one of the founders of the bebop movement in jazz. He is widely considered one of the greatest drummers of all time, able to keep separate simultaneous rhythms going with each hand, revolutionizing jazz drumming. He played on many of the most famous jazz recordings, including “Jazz at Massey Hall” with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and Bud Powell, and “Birth of the Cool” with Miles Davis. He worked with other icons of jazz including Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, singer Dinah Washington, and free jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton. His work spanned a remarkable six decades.

AWARDS & HONORS

Roach was given a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1988 and cited as a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 1989. He was twice awarded the French Grand Prix du Disque, was elected to the International Percussive Art Society’s Hall of Fame and the DownBeat Hall of Fame, and was awarded Harvard Jazz Master. He was celebrated by Aaron Davis Hall and was given eight honorary doctorate degrees, including degrees awarded by Medgar Evers College, CUNY, the University of Bologna, and Columbia University, in addition to his alma mater, the Manhattan School of Music.

 

ABOUT WINARD HARPER

Drummer WINARD HARPER is passionate about jazz. “This music is powerful,” he says. “It can do a lot of good for people. If they’d spend some time each day listening to it, we would see many changes in the world.”

Inspired by the musicianship of greats such as Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Dr. Billy Taylor, Art Blakey, and Billy Higgins, Harper has been the leader and musical inspiration for a vibrant sextet for almost a decade. The group appears regularly all over the United States from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Yoshi’s, the legendary West Coast jazz club. Although clearly the dominant force behind this extraordinarily gifted ensemble, Harper has surrounded himself with superbly talented young guardians of the jazz tradition (including Lawrence Clark, Ameen Saleem, Josh Evans, Stacy Dillard, and Alioune Faye), who are as entertaining to watch as they are to listen to.

Date

Jan 10 2024
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Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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In-Person

Venue

Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive
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Jazzmobile
Phone
212-866-4900
Website
http://www.jazzmobile.org/
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