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Season of Stream Vol 6, Ep 7 | The Messenger: Celebrating Art Blakey


What’s Happening?

Join Jazz St. Louis as we salute the iconic and hugely influential master drummer Art Blakey. Blakey’s Jazz Messengers quickly became the “University of Hard Bop,” ushering the best young musicians into the jazz world, armed with a heavy dose of swing. Spearheaded by East St. Louis’s own Montez Coleman (drums), this all-star group includes Ben Reece (saxophone), Danny Campbell (trumpet), Bob DeBoo (bass), and Adaron “Pops” Jackson (piano). 

Join Jazz St. Louis as we salute the iconic and hugely influential master drummer Art Blakey. Blakey’s Jazz Messengers quickly became the “University of Hard Bop,” ushering the best young musicians into the jazz world, armed with a heavy dose of swing. Spearheaded by East St. Louis’s own Montez Coleman (drums), this all-star group includes Ben Reece (saxophone), Danny Campbell (trumpet), Bob DeBoo (bass), and Adaron “Pops” Jackson (piano). 

About The Organization
For nearly 25 years, Jazz St. Louis has been the foremost presenter of jazz in St. Louis and throughout the region. We are dedicated to preserving the legacy of this musical genre. Hundreds of local and nationally renowned musicians, such as Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr. and Al Jarreau have graced our stage. Our state-of-the-art Ferring Jazz Bistro has earned praise from artists and patrons alike as one of the best listening rooms in the country. Year after year, Jazz St. Louis strives to be the leader in showcasing unique and diverse jazz performers and preserves the shared cultural heritage embodied in jazz music through our educational programs.
When & Where?
Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Digital Event
Free


What To Expect

Jazz Music


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