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Randy Weston Celebrates 91st Birthday At Jazz Standard at Jazz Standard

Carolyn McClair uploaded this event on March 27, 2017


Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street
New York, NY


Fri, April 7, 2017
7:30 pm



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Don’t miss the four-day birthday celebration for legendary pianist/composer Randy Weston April 6 – 9 when he and his African Rhythms Quintet, along with a stellar line up of special guests, take the stage at the Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street in Manhattan, for two sets nightly at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

The celebration kicks off Thursday, April 6, on Weston’s actual birthday with TK Blue (alto saxophone/flute), Alex Blake (bass), Lewis Nash (drums) and Neil Clarke (African percussion). The party heats up with a different group of special guests each night. Candido Camero (congas), Min Xiao Feng (pipa), and Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) lead the way on April 6 followed by Howard Johnson (tuba) and Kwaku (balafon) on Friday, April 7. Hassan Gnawa (guimbry and poetry) joins in the fun on Saturday. Saliou Souso (kora) and Ayodele Maakaru (Nubian Instruments) wrap up the celebration on Sunday, April 9. Malian vocalist Tampani will be on hand nightly....

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