Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Warren Smith live tonight @ Gillespie Auditorium, NY

Join us for an innovative and exciting evening with percussionist Warren Smith and the Composers Workshop Ensemble at Jazz Tuesdays on Tuesday, August 11 in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center. There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

A founding member of the Composers Workshop Orchestra, a New York based cooperative group dedicated to performing original jazz compositions of its membership, Warren Smith is a New York based drummer and percussionist with a long history of pitching in on various masterworks, from the recordings of soul queen Aretha Franklin to the avant-garde saxophone maverick and fascinating composer Sam Rivers.

Warren Smith has also been a longtime member of one of the great percussion projects, the Max Roach M'Boom ensemble of drummers. He has collaborated with Miles Davis, Gary McFarland, Quincy Jones, Anthony Braxton, Charles Mingus, Phil Upchurch, Van Morrison, Count Basie, Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, and many others.

Smith also recorded with Roberta Flack, Art Farmer, Hubert Laws, Judy Collins, Norman Connors, Enrico Rava, Sonny Stitt, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Esther Phillips, Norman Connors, David Sanborn, Chuck Rainey, Lena Horne, George Russell, Terence Blanchard, the Blood Sweat & Tears group, The Gil Evans Orchestra and even John Cage! His vibraphone playing is so lauded that he was chosen to play the role of Milt Jackson in a group paying tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet. You won't want to miss what promises to be a stimulating musical evening!

Admission is 15.00, $10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.
Jazz Tuesdays
in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
The New York Baha'i Center
53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway)
Two shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

No comments: