The Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble: Tribute to Jimmy Heath
Performed and streaming live from Flushing Town Hall’s Theater, this concert will present the core rhythm section of the larger Queens Jazz Orchestra in a special program honoring the orchestra’s late leader, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, who passed away January 19, 2020 at the age of 93. Heath passed the baton to his protégé Antonio Hart to conduct and lead the orchestra in his stead. The ensemble features Hart on saxophone, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Steve Davis on trombone, A. Jeb Patton on piano, David Wong on bass, and Vince Ector on drums. They will perform music composed by Heath as well as jazz standard arrangements.