Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band Featuring, Vincent Herring (saxophones) and Jeremy Pelt (trumpet)
Mon, Dec 9, 2013Doors open at 6:00 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes drummer Louis Hayes with the Cannonball Legacy Band for one night only. Band members are Louis Hayes (drums), Vincent Herring (alto sax), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Rick Germanson (piano) and Dezron Douglas (bass). Set time Monday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. ONE NIGHT ONLY!
After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watkins and others, drummer Louis Hayes found himself at the tender age of 18 in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces Of Silver would introduce him to the jazz world as a new force to be acknowledge Louis continued to enhance his reputation with Horace from 1956 until 1959 when he joined Cannonball Adderley where he propelled the quintet to joyous musical heights and timeless recordings through 1965. He has had numerous honors and awards, including: The Down Beat New Star Award – 1961, State Of Louisiana Special Recognition Award -1986, State Of Michigan Special Tribute 1996, The Society of the Culturally Concerned Appreciation Award – 1996, Spirit Of Detroit Award -2004, Life Time Achievement Award From Bakers Keyboard Lounge – 2004, United States House Of Representatives Special Tribute – 2004. His current endeavors primarily involve the leadership of The Cannonball Legacy Band, which pays tribute to the gifted art form of that heritage and The Jazz Communicators which is Louis' desire to continue bringing exciting musical alternatives to audiences around the world.
Vincent Herring - Grammy Award winning saxophonist Vincent Herring has developed into a virtuoso with a voice that is uniquely intense and vigorous with energy and direction. He is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. Vincent first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band. As he developed his musicianship he began to work with Nat Adderley a liaison that continued for nine years. In addition to the legends and peers he has worked with Vincent is inspired by a collage of diverse musical influences, which is reflected in his original band called Earth Jazz Agents. Vincent is also involved in Jazz education. He is currently on staff at William Patterson University in New Jersey.
Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Cliff Barbaro, Keter Betts, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and many others.
Rick Germanson has been a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City Jazz scene for over a decade. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rick moved to New York City on the heels of winning the grand prize at The American Pianists' Association Jazz Piano Competition in 1996. His accomplishments have garnered much adoration from the media and led to him being chosen as Best of New Talent in 2004 by All About Jazz NYC.
Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. composer, educator and bandleader, Dezron has established himself as a musician’s musician, respected not only for his talent, but also firhis dedication to the authenticity of the music.
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