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Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingston Express at the Detroit Jazz Festival on September 7

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An effervescent pianist and one of Jamaica's proudest musical exports. --New York Times
THE LEGENDARY JAMAICAN PIANO MASTER—MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM-KINGSTON EXPRESS AT THE 2015 DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 7th

On the heals of his recently sold-out European tour, Monty Alexander brings his Harlem-Kingston Express roaring into the Motor City for the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival on September 7th! One of the best shows you'll ever see live—this funky band will get the crowd up and rockin'!

The 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend is the world's largest free jazz festival! Alexander's two Motema Music Harlem-Kingston Express releases got rave reviews from the press. The New York Times described him as “an effervescent pianist and one of Jamaica's proudest musical exports." The Wall Street Journal has by turns called him “maybe the first-and certainly the most successful-musician to combine Jamaican music with North American jazz" and said that, “Alexander's blend of jazz and reggae makes for an outrageously good time."

Monty has recorded more than 75 albums as a leader and was awarded the title of Commander of Distinction by the Jamaican government in the year 2000.

Monty Alexander - piano
Hassan Shakur - bass
Obed Calvaire - drums
Andy Bassford - guitar
Joshua Thomas - bass
Karl Wright - drums

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