A star-studded two-day drum performance presented by Revive Music is coming to Drom (85 Ave A, NYC) today, March 23-24. Generations of the Beat Festival celebrates the old art form of drumming and particularly the work of Elvin Jones, sideman to Miles Davis (Blue Moods, Sketches of Spain), John Coltrane (A Love Supreme, Africa/Brass) and Wayne Shorter (Speak No Evil) among countless others as well as a bandleader in his own right. The equally influential Billy Hart will be paying tribute with a group led by Michael Feinberg.
The full depth of the festival lies in the complete lineup including the likes of Mark Whitfield Jr., Joe Dyson, E.J. Strickland, Kimberley Thompson, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Lenny White, Andrew Cyrille with Oliver Lake, and more. There aren't too many chances to see this much history in one room, so be sure to come celebrate it with us!
Tickets for a 2 Day Festival Pass only are: $15 - Early Bird Special or $25 at Regular Price. One show only: $20 Door Price. Visit http://www.dromnyc.com to purchase advance tickets.
Furthermore, Jimmy Cobb will be performing for this upcoming performance. He is known for Kind of Blue, Introducing Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Takes Charge, and Giant Steps. Jimmy has been touring with Joey Defrancesco and Larry Coryell as well as some former Miles Davis bandmates for the past year and is sure to bring both experience and that special touch of innovation to his performance.
The individual performances are as follows:
Saturday, March 23
10:15-11p.m. JIMMY COBB
9:10p.m. - 9:55p.m. JEFF "TAIN" WATTS
8:05p.m.-8:50p.m. E.J. STRICKLAND QUINTET
7p.m.-7:45p.m. JOE DYSON of The Bridge Trio
Sunday, March 24
11:20p.m.-12:15a.m. THE ELVIN JONES PROJECT f. BILLY HART
10:15p.m.- 11p.m. KIMBERLY THOMPSON QUARTET
9:10p.m.- 9:55p.m. THE LENNY WHITE QUARTET
8:05p.m.-8:50p.m. ANDREW CYRILLE & OLIVER LAKE
7p.m. - 7:45p.m. MARK WHITFIELD JR.
Visit the event website for more information.