Tri-C JazzFest: Warren Wolf Quartet, plus tribute to Ray Brown with Benny Green, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
ATTENTION TICKETHOLDERS! Due to travel delays, The Warren Wolf / Tribute to Ray Brown concert will begin at 5:30 -- a 30-minute delay. JazzFest apologizes for the inconvenience and hopes you can still make the shows. Refunds will be available through the Playhouse Square box office.
In the words of Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown “played the strongest, most fluid and imaginative bass lines in modern jazz.” Ray’s 15 years in what can easily be called the quintessential trio of all time with Oscar Peterson and guitarist Herb Ellis, are legend.
Mentored by Ray Brown (as well as Art Blakey), pianist Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. In his words, he has “something to share today because I got to play with the hardest swinging bassist and drummer in the history of Jazz. Reunited with drummer Jeff Hamilton – who rounded out Benny’s trio years with Brown - Benny pays tribute to Ray with bassist John Clayton.
Baltimore native Warren Wolf began playing the vibraphone, marimba, drums, and piano at the age of 3. He trained classically at the Peabody Institute before heading to Berklee College of Music in Boston. He quickly caught the attention of Bobby Watson, Christian McBride and Karriem Riggins and began touring and recording dates. In his 30’s, he has become one of the leading voices on the vibraphone, and recently joined the prestigious SF Jazz Collective. Warren will be joined by his stable mate, pianist Aaron Diehl.
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