Saturday, May 14, 2011

Warren Smith @ Jazz Tuesdays, NY, May 17

Join us for an innovative and exciting evening with percussionist Warren Smith and the Composers Workshop Ensemble at Jazz Tuesdays on Tuesday, May 17 in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center. There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. Call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.

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 tasteful and disciplined 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 Anthony Braxton, Charles Mingus, Henry Threadgill, Van Morrison, Count Basie, Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, and many others. 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.

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