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Black Art Jazz Ensemble

29th June 2024

Black Art Jazz Collective is a collaborative sextet started in 2013 by Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Escoffery and Johnathan Blake.

Ticket prices

£35 – £50

Line-up

WAYNE ESCOFFERY – tenor saxophone
JOSH EVANS – trumpet
JAMES BURTON III – trombone
DANNY GRISSETT – piano
JASEN WEAVER – bass
MARK WHITFIELD JR – drums

A cooperative unit made up of six top-notch improvisers, all seasoned but all relatively young, the Black Art Jazz Collective is dedicated to both recognizing the African American foundation of jazz and drawing attention to relevant social and political concerns. They present music composed by the collective.

They have established themselves as one of the most important new groups in jazz. They are described by Time Out as “comprised of Jazz’s finest rising stars.”

An expertly conceived offering of polished post-bop peppered with dexterous playing and original compositions.

— Steve Futterman