Jazz Backstage – Jazz Drummer Tribute
On Wednesday, June 15, at 8 p.m., join drummer Jerry Powell along with Jackie Warren (piano), Sam Blakeslee (trombone), Dwight Bailey (bass), and Chris Coles (sax) to pay tribute to the legendary drummer Art Blakey and other jazz drummers. During this unique, interactive performance, the audience will join the musicians sitting on stage as they perform and share the music and stories of these incomparable jazz legends.
Jazz drummer and educator Jerry Powell takes us on a journey exploring the legendary careers of Art Blakely, and those he inspired through his famous band, The Jazz Messengers. Learn how Blakey inspired this musical art form and helped shape jazz during the 20th Century and beyond. Click here to learn more about Art Blakely.
About Jerry Powell…
An active multi-style drummer, Jerry Powell is one of the most sought after drummers in the Columbus, Ohio and Detroit music scenes. In addition to performance, Powell is an active percussion educator in central Ohio. Currently through the A+ Academy, he leads one of the largest drum lines in the state and is active in providing quality music education to students of all ages. His groups, the Jerry Powell Quartet and the Jerry Powell Experience are both eclectic bands that showcases a variety of talent and artistry with featuring some of the best vocalist and refreshing fusion of Jazz, Neo Soul, and R&B. Powell holds a Bachelors in Jazz Studies from University of Toledo.
Seating is limited for this event. As part of the Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience, see other Jazz Backstage @ Hoover concerts:
Dave Brubeck Tribute | Monday, June 13, 8 p.m. | Join Michael Shirtz and special guests as they celebrate the 100 years of jazz legend Dave Brubeck.
Charlie Parker Tribute | Tuesday, June 14, 8 p.m. | Join Chris Coles and special guests as they celebrate the 100 years of jazz legend Charlie Parker.
Lakeside’s Jazz Week is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2022 Arts Resiliency Initiative Community grant. The Ohio Arts Council is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.