Celebrating 60 Years of the Jazz Messengers

January 09, 2015

Rogers presents a concert from the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival with the U of I jazz faculty.

On the 60th anniversary of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the UI Jazz faculty represented 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.

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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