The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival Presents:
The Sonny Fortune Quartet
Saturday, October 4, 2008
9pm & 11pm
Legendary saxophonist Sonny Fortune embodies all the finest qualities of other great artists: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. CBS's TV's 48 Hours with Dan Rather id a feature on Sonny, and he also was the subject of a recent CBS Sunday Morning feature with Dr. Billy Taylor. He was also featured soloist on the soundtrack for the Jack Nicholson film, The Crossing Guard. His CD You and the Night and the Music spent three weeks at No. 2 on JazzWeek and three months in the Top 20. Joining Sonny will be Bob Butta on piano, James King on Bass, and Nasar Abadey on drums.