The series, inspired by the classic “Jazz” by A Tribe Called Quest, Who Got The Jazz, will bring together live jazz and hip-hop performers collaborating together and paying homage to a jazz legend. The first jazz artist to be featured in Philadelphia trumpeter Lee Morgan.
In addition to his own singular work, Morgan was a notable sideman with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, and Hank Mobley. The special guests for January’s show are trumpeter Tony Smith and a house band including musical director Nimrod Speaks on bass, keyboardist Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Anwar Marshall on drums.
Lee Morgan, Tony Smith, Who Got The Jazz