Buster Williams Something More Dinner Concert

Peter Clampitt

Bassist and composer, Buster Williams returns to Mount Vernon with his all-star quartet, Something More featuring pianist, composer, Patrice Rushen, drummer,
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler and saxophonist, Mark Gross. Williams' career has included working with the most prolific jazz artists in the history of the music. Before forming his own group, Buster played with the likes of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Barron, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Vaughn, Branford and Wynton Marsalis and hundreds of others. The group "Something More" primarily focuses on William's own recordings along with contributions from his fellow band mates. The current group is clearly an all-star band. Multi-Grammy nominated, Dr. Patrice Rushen is one of the most celebrated female musicians, having been the first woman musical director for the 46th, 47th and 48th Grammy Awards as well as musical director for the Emmys and Janet Jackson's tour "janet". Her long time mentor is the great Quincy Jones and her career spans film work, production, education, a Grammy Award in 1982 for her pop hit "Forget Me Nots", and work with Carlos Santana to Sonny Rollins to Prince. Ndugu also has a multi genre past including studio drumming for the Michael Jackson hit "Billie Jean", the drum chair for "Weather Report", Miles Davis and many other jazz and pop greats. Saxophonist, Mark Gross is the youngest member of the band at age 46 and is a graduate of Berklee School of Music where Patrice earned her honorary Doctorate. Mark has spent time on the band stand with Jimmy Cobb and Nancy Wilson, just to name a few. Truly an all-star quartet, Something More is something to see and hear on the 25th!

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 $45.95 per person,
plus tax and gratuity. Concert only seating is available for $20.00. Call 303-526-0616 to make a reservation.

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