Legendary jazz saxophonist and Blue Note Records alum James Moody will headline a benefit concert at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in New York City on March 26. Proceeds from “Moody & Friends” will go to the James Moody Scholarship Fund at Purchase College, a New York institution that encompasses liberal arts studies and professional training in the visual and performing arts. Tickets are $100 and include the performance as well as a birthday toast with Moody and other noted jazz artists.
According to the press release, “NEA Jazz Master James Moody will be joined by Todd Coolman, bass; NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet and saxophone; Jon Faddis, trumpet; Roberta Gambarini, vocals; Roy Hargrove, trumpet; John Lee, bass; Mike Longo, piano; Jeremy Monteiro, piano; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Ken Peplowski, clarinet and saxophone; Renee Rosnes, piano; and Yotam Silberstein, guitar. Faddis will serve as music director for the concert.”