Prairie Performances

8th Annual Allerton Music Barn Festival (2014) - ENCORE

An African American man behind a drum set.

Art Blakey in 1985. Photo by Roland Godefroy/Wikimedia Commons


CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE JAZZ MESSENGERS: from At the Cafe Bohemia to the present (9/19/14)

From notes provided:

On the 60th anniversary of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the UI Jazz faculty represent the driving hard bop style of the 1950s, with aggressive swing and powerful drumming. Chip McNeill leads the band in selections from the most famous Jazz Messengers’ recordings including At the Café Bohemia.