The Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Sextet: The Music of Art Blakey

Friday, April 27, 2018; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $32 Premium Seats | $27 Side Seats
(10% off for current CFABS Members)

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Join Dan Miller and Lew Del Gatto and celebrate the legacy and music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers featuring the legendary drummer Marty Morell (member of the Bill Evans Trio 1968 – 1974). Art Blakey was one of the most dynamic musicians and leaders in the history of jazz music. Program features many of the songs identified with Art Blakey including compositions by Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard. Trumpeter Dan Miller built his reputation touring, recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman. He brings together a tremendous group of musicians for an evening of hard swinging acoustic jazz music including tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto (Saturday Night Live Band 1975-2005 & Frank Sinatra), tenor saxophonist Jeff Rupert (Maynard Ferguson & Mel Torme), pianist Richard Drexler (Bob Mintzer & Jeff Berlin), bassist Brandon Robertson (Count Basie) and the legendary drummer Marty Morell (Bill Evans Trio 1968 – 1974).