Monty Alexander – Jamaica to Jazz:
Monty Alexander – piano
Dennis Rollins – trombone
Joshua Thomas – electric bass and guitar
Luke Sellick – acoustic bass
Jason Brown – drums
Jamaica’s music legend, Commander of Distinction (2000) and Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander will present a musical depiction of his journey from the sounds and rhythms of his native Jamaica to the classic tradition of American jazz. The production will include a story of the fateful encounter with entertainment legend Frank Sinatra in 1962 that led to his collaborations with jazz masters Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and other music legends such as Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood and Natalie Cole—an exciting and uplifting interweaving between his heritage and his adopted home, America.
Joining Alexander on his musical journey is a group of top-drawer New York-based and international musicians who have accompanied him on tours around the world. The repertoire will include Alexander’s original compositions, songs from the classic jazz tradition and a special feature of songs from his brand-new release and first album to feature his vocals, Love Notes.
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