Babatunde Lea @ Hughes House in Harlem Feb 16 & 17, 8PM & 9:30 PM
THIS WEEK AT HUGHES HOUSE
HARLEM'S NEWEST & MOST INTIMATE SWEET SPOT FOR JAZZ
Located in the Landmarked
LANGSTON HUGHES HOUSE
20 E. 127th Street between 5th & Madison
(#2,3,4,5 & 6 Trains to 125th Street Stop)
HUGHES HOUSE.ORG & MOTEMA MUSIC PRESENT
THE BABATUNDE LEA QUARTET
BENITO GONZALES, TEODROSS AVERY, ALEX BLAKE
$20 Donation (includes free wine & no minimum)
FRI., FEBRUARY 16TH at 8pm & 9:30 pm
SATURDAY PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
W/ BABATUNDE LEA & BUJO" KEVIN JONES
SAT., FEBRUARY 17TH at 2pm
$10 Donation All Levels & Ages welcome (bring your own drum)
CD'S BY BABATUNDE LEA& BUJO" KEVIN JONES available at Motema.com
ABOUT BABATUNDE LEA:
The spiritually inspired San Francisco based jazz drummer and percussionist Babatunde Lea, will appear in Harlem on Feb 16thperforming music from his Motema release SUITE UNSEEN: SUMMONER OF THE GHOST as well as favorites from his past reperatoire and new projects. Not since Mingus & Blakey has music bristled with a sense of message like this,"wrote DOWNBEAT of Lea's high-spirited and emotional Afro-Caribbean and funk-infused bop jazz.
The charismatic Lea, who began as a percussionist, and later picked up the trap-drums has a pyrotechnic style that switches seamlessly from traps to congas and back. The infectious joy of his ensembles have inspired thunderous ovations at clubs and festivals around the world. February 16th, he will appear with a very special quartet featuring the great bassman, Alex Blake, the energetic and expansive saxophonist, Teodross Avery andVenezuelan piano wizard, Benito Gonzales - a regular with Kenny Garrett and the 2005 winner of The Great American Jazz Piano Competition.
Don't miss this rare chance to catch Lea in New York, this time appearing inhonor of Black History Month atHarlem's newest and most intimate jazz venue,the Langston Hughes House in Harlem. The alchemy of these four fine musicians mixed with the magic of the Hughes House with it's fine accoustics, cosy victorian parlor setting and Fazioli grand piano (one of only three such coveted pianos in NY venues) promises an evening of pure musical gold.
PERCURSSION WORKSHOP, FEB 17 @ 2pm
Sat., Feb 17, Lea will join fellow Motema artist, Bujo" Kevin Jones to teach a 2pm African & Jazz inspired percussion demonstration and workshop. Seating is extremely limited at Hughes House. Reservations highly recommended.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations will be held until 15 minutes before show-time.
located in the landmarked
Langston Hughes House
20 East 127th Street, Suite 3
New York, NY 10035