Ensemble Arts Jazz Collective celebrates Max Roach at 100

Tue, Apr 30, 2024

Ensemble Arts Jazz Collective celebrates Max Roach at 100

The Ensemble Arts Jazz Collective is a student ensemble that rehearses weekly at the Kimmel Center under the direction of Jamal Jones. On International Jazz Day, the Collective will be performing the music of Max Roach in honor of his centennial. The performance will feature trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Dan McCain, and other teaching artists.

Max Roach was a pioneering jazz drummer who used his music to address the racial, political, and social issues of his time. The Ensemble Arts Jazz Collective’s performance will celebrate his legacy and contributions to the music.

The performance will feature a diverse range of styles and arrangements, including works like “We Insist!” and “Jazz in ¾ Time”. The audience can expect to be transported through a musical journey that spans the breadth of Roach’s career. It is sure to be a memorable and inspiring event for all who attend.

The performance will feature director Jamal Jones, trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Dan McCain, and other teaching artists.

Set times 7:30pm & 9:00pm
Dinner & Show ~ $70 includes 3-course dinner.
General Admission ~ $15
(Beverages not included)

Dinner & Show fees include server gratuities.

Streaming on our YouTube channel: Chris' Jazz Cafe - YouTube

The Ensemble Arts Jazz Collective is a student ensemble that rehearses weekly at the Kimmel Center under the direction of Jamal Jones. On International Jazz Day, the Collective will be performing the music of Max Roach in honor of his centennial. The performance will feature trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Dan McCain, and other teaching artists.

Max Roach was a pioneering jazz drummer who used his music to address the racial, political, and social issues of his time. The Ensemble Arts Jazz Collective’s performance will celebrate his legacy and contributions to the music.