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Who: Cedar Walton Trio & Octet featuring Kevin Louis - trumpet Vincent Herring - alto saxophone Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone Gary Smulyan - baritone saxophone Earl McIntyre - bass trombone Gerald Canon – Bass Willie Jones III - Drums What: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music “Jazz at the Conservatory” series When: Saturday, February 21st, 2008 at 8:00 PM Where:Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus), Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY Cost: $50/30/25/15 – call Zerve ticket services at 212.209.3370 or visit www.bqcm.org The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music concert series “Jazz at the Conservatory” presents an evening with Cedar Walton at the Kumble Theater, Long Island University. This is a unique opportunity to see a legendary musician at affordable prices in a Brooklyn venue. For tickets call Zerve ticket services at 212.209.3370 or visit www.bqcm.org Walton is one of the most prolific jazz pianists of our time, a versatile musician with a sophisticated touch and a cogent melodic sense that has made him one of the most influential artists active today. His original compositions like Bolivia, Clockwise and Firm Roots have become part of the standard Jazz repertoire. His playing regularly receives praise from critics, fellow Jazz musicians and audience around the world. Cedar Walton has emerged as a true master of music. After moving to New York in 1955 Walton was playing with J. J. Johnson, the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet, and Gigi Gryce. A lesser known fact is that in 1959 he recorded on John Coltrane's first version of Giant Steps. In the early 1960s, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a pianist-arranger for 3 years, where he played with Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller. He left the Messengers in 1964 and by the late 1960s was part of the house rhythm section at Prestige Records, where in addition to releasing his own recordings, he recorded with Sonny Criss, Pat Martino, Eric Kloss, and Charles McPherson. During the mid-1970s, Walton led the funk group Mobius. He has also recorded with Hank Mobley, Abbey Lincoln, Lee Morgan, and led the band Eastern Rebellion. The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music has been serving the community for over a century promoting individual, professional and community growth through music, and making music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by holding remarkable events such as this at affordable prices. Our commitment to the community and our world-class faculty makes these events a reality. Please join us for what promises to be an unforgettable Jazz at the Conservatory concert event, and check out The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music’s other great concerts, programs, classes and much more at www.BQCM.org
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