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Black Art Jazz Collective

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm nightly

“Though its name suggests a link to the Black Arts Movement, spearheaded by the poet Amiri Baraka, this ensemble is bound by less contentious aims. The group upholds a vision of jazz derived partly from the racial heritage of its all–star roster [including] the trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, the tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, the trombonist James Burton…and the drummer Johnathan Blake. (The New York Times) This appearance by the hard-driving collaborative ensemble comprised of the finest rising stars on the New York scene heralds the release of BAJC’s debut CD, featuring such memorable original compositions as “Double Consciousness” by Wayne Escoffery and “The Essence of Beauty” by Jeremy Pelt.

Wayne Escoffery – Tenor Sax
Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet
James Burton III – Trombone
Victor Gould – Piano
Vicente Archer – Bass
Johnathan Blake – Drums