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Wednesday, February 05
Carl Allen’s Art Blakey Centennial Band
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Cost: Ticket Required

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Art Blakey—known worldwide for his Jazz Messengers—fellow drummer Carl Allen is touring a tribute band. Blakey (1919-1990) has long been an inspiration for Allen, who has remarked “My ultimate goal is to get to a level like Art Blakey,…who every time they sit down behind a set of drums it’s swinging.” While Blakey is legendary, Allen has his own impressive history, with over 200 recordings and a stint as director of jazz studies at the Juilliard.  Allen will be joined by Cyrus Chestnut, Jeremy Pelt, JD Allen, and Peter Washington.

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