Monty Alexander Trio

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Monty Alexander Trio

Mon ยท August 21, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$30.00 - $35.00

Pianist Monty Alexander is one of a kind. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Alexander mixes sophisticated jazz voicings with his down home Jamaican roots to create an interesting and flavorful musical gumbo. Originally influenced by Erroll Garner, Count Basie and the early boogie-woogie pianists, Alexander has fashioned an identifiable aural imprint of his own through decades of performances with American jazz greats Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Rangel, as well as his projects with the reggae rhythm team of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Alexander's passion for blending straight-ahead, hard swinging jazz and the undulating rhythms of the Caribbean is always a special treat for the ears.

No Comp Tix

Sponsored by Teresa Pusser, Swift Street ArtWorkSpace

Monty Alexander
Monty Alexander
Jamaican jazz pianist, born June 6, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Venue Information:
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://kuumbwajazz.org