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Black Art Jazz Collective
Founded by saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, and drummer Johnathan Blake, the Black Art Jazz Collective made their debut performance at Dizzy’s in 2013. For years, the BAJC members have been instrumental in the global jazz community, both as leaders and as invaluable members of ensembles led by Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Barron, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter, and others. Their sound is reminiscent of groups led by Jackie McLean, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey. For this performance, the Black Art Jazz Collective will perform music from their latest album, Ascension. The sets will showcase compositions celebrating jazz icons Harold Mabern, Larry Willis, and Jackie McLean in addition to pieces inspired by the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and the Thirteenth Amendment. This event will be livestreamed.