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Jimmy Heath and Bill Cosby Together on Stage

The Jimmy Heath Big Band will perform a six-night stint at the Blue Note in NYC

Jimmy Heath
Bill Cosby hosting Zildjian's American Drummer Achievement Awards, 1998

Reprising a duo that dates back to the 1980’s when The Cosby Show was a ratings hit, Jimmy Heath will take the Blue Note Stage next month with special guest MC Bill Cosby joining him for opening night. Heath will lead a big band on tenor and soprano saxophone for two sets a night from Feb. 2 through Feb. 7.

Heath performed on The Cosby Show in 1985, and has since worked with the famous comedian several times throughout his career. Heath’s memoir, I Walked With Giants, will be released on Jan. 28 by Temple University Press and contains a forward by Cosby.

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