Friday, February 13, 2009

Benny Golson and Mulgrew Miller

Two jazz greats visit the Speakeasy tonight...

Fist, the legendary saxman/composer Benny Golson joins us as the celebrations for his 80th birthday are in full swing. In addition to two brand new CD's beinfg released (New Time, New 'Tet and The Best of Benny Golson), Benny wikll be performing at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in NYC from Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Sunday Feb. 8.

Then pianist Mulgrew Miller talks about his upcoming celebration of two of the greatest jazz albums ever, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and John Coltrane's Giant Steps. Mulgrew is artist director of upcoming concerts reimagining and celebrating these two seminal albums. The concerts will be Feb. 12-14 at 8PM at the Rose Theater at the Frederick P. Rose Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Broadway/60th St, NYC).


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