Bobby Watson and Horizon Jazz Dinner Concert

Bobby Watson and Horizon Return To Mount Vernon Country Club

Peter Clampitt

On Thursday, February 27th, Alto Saxophonist, Bobby Watson and Horizon will return to the Mount Vernon stage. This All-Star band first performed at Mount Vernon in 1988 and again in 1999. This year, the group is celebrating with their 30th Anniversary Tour. In 1983, having recently ended a four year stint as musical director with the late great Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers, Watson coneived of his own small group that would advance his musical ideas in a more modern, hard hitting, post-bop sound. Drummer Victor Lewis, who had made a name for himself working with the likes of Dexter Gordon, Woody Shaw and Stan Getz partnered with Bobby in creating the band. Within a few years, the band settled into its current line up including pianist Edward Simon, bassist, Essiet Okon Essiet and back then, a very young trumpeter, Terrel Stafford.

Truly an all-star group, each musician contributes to the compositions and brings their individual experience to the unique sound of Horizon. Don't miss this 30th Anniversary celebration!

As usual a delicious buffet dinner will precede the concert beginning at 6:00 pm. The concert will start at 8:00 pm. The price for dinner and concert is $49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Concert only seating is available for $25.00.

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