Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express

Event Off Sale: Tickets off sale. Please call 212-581-3080 for reservations.

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express

Thu, May 9, 2013

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland

New York, NY

$30.00 - $40.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation for exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. Monty has performed and recorded with a wide array of renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Cosby, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and others. As a leader, Monty Alexander has recorded over 60 albums to date, and has reinterpreted the music of a diverse collection of his favorite artists including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Bob Marley. Monty's "Harlem Kingston Express" features both a jazz rhythm section and a Jamaican reggae flavored rhythm section. Sometimes, the two-bands-in-one play together, other times they alternate seamlessly, as the eclectic music demands.

"Monty Alexander presented his refined concept of groove with the recent Harlem-Kingston Express project, blending a jazz trio and a steaming reggae unit, weaving back and forth between the idioms with orchestral finesse." (Downbeat Magazine)
Venue Information:
Birdland
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/