THE JAZZ EPISTLES: ABDULLAH IBRAHIM AND HUGH MASEKELA - SUN FEB 18 at
Formed in the 1950's, The Jazz Epistles were young, smart exponents of bop and cool, famous for their late-night jam sessions. Following the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre and the tightening of apartheid oppression, the sextet scattered to Europe and North America, pursuing individual careers. Over half a century later, these two original members, both pioneers of modern jazz, reunite for a special tribute concert. Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand) was championed and produced by the great Duke Ellington, and was named "South Africa's Mozart" by Nelson Mandela. Trumpeter Hugh Masekela developed his own unique style under the tutelage of Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong, and became a music ambassador of the anti-apartheid movement. For this Chan Centre appearance, the duo will be joined by: Noah Jackson (cello and bass); Will Terrill (drums); Cleave Guyton Jr. (alto saxaphone, flute and clarinet); Lancy Bryant (tenor saxaphone); Andrae Murchison (trombone and trumpet); Marshall McDonald (baritone saxaphone).
- Sunday February 18, 2018