Carl Allen-Rodney Whitaker Project at the Kennedy Center
Feb 27, 2010 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Playing together for more than 20 years, drummer Carl Allen and bassist Rodney Whitaker "present straightahead jazz with a great deal of composure…sharp, snappy, and expressive" (DownBeat). The new Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School, Allen is a "force in today's jazz world" (JazzTimes) and was last heard at the Center in the January 2009 salute to Benny Golson. Currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, Whitaker has been praised for "impressive" (JazzTimes) bass playing and walking style. Together, they present music from their new release, Work to Do (Mack Avenue), which joins past with present, paying respect to masters of the soul jazz, R&B, and mainstream jazz idioms.
The Carl Allen-Rodney Whitaker Project will give two performances on the evening of February 27, 2010 at 7:30 and 9:30. Tickets will be available to the public for purchase beginning December 9, 2009 through the Kennedy Center website.
The Kennedy Center-KC Jazz Club
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