With the National Youth Jazz Orchestra sextet.
One of the giants of jazz, drummer Art Blakey with his Jazz Messengers enjoyed international celebrity and launched the careers of numerous jazz musicians from the 1950s to the 1980s. The National Youth Jazz
Orchestra’s sextet draws on some of our most talented young jazz players to perform a selection of music from this 20th century legend.
Blakey would have approved; he told a live audience, ‘I’m gonna stay with the youngsters. When these get too old, get some younger ones. Keeps the mind active.’