Medium: Music Performance
Year Created: 2011
PERFORMANCE 1: Jazz Development Workshop Youth Ensemble & Performance Film Clip, Community One A youth performance with Jazz Master Marcus Belgrave – An ensemble composed of current students being trained and mentored, continuing the program he started in the early 70’s. At that time, his students were Geri Allen (piano), Robert Hurst (bass), Kenny Garrett (sax), and Karriem Riggins (drums), to name a few. Today’s ensemble consists of: Endea Owens (bass), Kavon Gordon (drums), Ian Finkelstein (piano) and Marcus Miller (sax), and Kasan Belgrave (clarinet). There will also be a short duet with Marcus and pianist Bill Meyer under a film on “One Hamtramck,” a project supported by Marcus & Joan Belgrave’s Jazz Development Workshop.
PERFORMANCE 2: Marcus Belgrave performs with legendary trumpet master and master percussionist from Ghana, Isaac Okyerema Asante Marcus revisits his early 1970’s awakening to the effects of the African drums in American jazz with master Ghanaian drummer Isaac Okyerema Asante in a performance between American trumpet and African drums, bringing his sound to deep rooted African rhythms.
PERFORMANCE 3: Marcus performs with members of his 1970’s Collaborative Ensemble “Tribe.” Original members include: Marcus Belgrave (trumpet), Phil Ranelin (trombone), and Wendell Harrison (sax). Joining the veterans will be Marcus’s protégé, Geri Allen (piano), Robert Hurst (bass), Ralph Armstrong (bass), and Karriem Riggins (drums). Opening pieces by composer Lawrence Williams, with dance choreographed by the Lisa McCall Dancers.
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