HMI Jazz Septet with Jeff “Tain” Watts

February 06, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Gusman Concert Hall

TERENCE BLANCHARD, artistic director
JEFF WATTS, drum set, guest artist
JARED HALL, trumpet; DAVID LEON, saxophone; ALEX WEITZ, saxophone; SHERRINE MOSTIN, vocals; TAL COHEN, piano; GEOFF SAUNDERS, bass; EVAN HYDE, drums

Prepare to be amazed as Frost School’s HMI Jazz Septet performs a high-energy concert of new originals with Jeff “Tain” Watts, one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in the world. Electrifying interplay emerges, inspired by Watts’s artistic ingenuity, explosive power, gritty street funk, and mastery of complex rhythms. A six-time Grammy winner, Watts has toured and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Danilo Pérez, Kenny Kirkland, Geri Allen, and others. He performed in television and film as a musician on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and as an actor in the role of Rhythm Jones in Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues.

Adults: $15
Seniors: $10
UM Students: Free with valid ID, subject to availability on concert night.

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Adults $15
Seniors $10
UM Students free w/ID