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Roy Haynes to Perform as Part of Highlights in Jazz Series

Drummer Roy Haynes (pictured), along with piano and guitar duo Benny Green and Russell Malone and vocalist Bob Dorough, will perform in New York’s longest running jazz series, Jack Kleinsinger’s “Highlights in Jazz,” on Dec. 2.

Haynes, even at age 79, is one of today’s most versatile and respected jazz drummers. He has played with Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, and has released more than 25 albums. His most recent release, this year’s Fountain of Youth, earned praise from media outlets including Billboard and the LA Times.

Pianist Green and guitarist Malone will make their “Highlights in Jazz” debut at Haynes’ performance after having released albums together since the late 1990s.

Special guest Dorough also proves that age is no obstacle to playing good music. After turning 80, he continues to sing and play piano across the country. In addition to his jazz credentials, he also served as music director of the ABC television series Schoolhouse Rock, writing songs that helped scores of children learn how to multiply, how to use conjunctions and how electricity works.

This concert will take place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Borough of Manhattan Community College) and tickets are $27.50 and $25 for students. They can be purchased at the theater box office or by calling (212) 220-1460.

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