With Sherman Irby, alto saxophone; Vincent Gardner, trombone; Eric Reed, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; and Willie Jones III, drums
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Sherman Irby brings his all-star quintet to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. An accomplished bandleader and saxophonist with the sweetest tone, Irby will be paying tribute to Art Blakey and the hard bop music pioneered by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Joining Irby will be fellow JLCO member Vincent Gardner, plus former JLCO member Eric Reed and returning Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite Willie Jones III, whose resumes both include renowned leadership and supporting roles with icons like Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Christian McBride, and Arturo Sandoval. Rounding out the group is Gerald Cannon, who launched his own prestigious career as the bassist for none other than Art Blakey. This essential jazz experience features some of today’s best musicians and the time-tested music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.