An exciting band celebrating the music of the legendary Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
This project, also known as Wakey Blakey, features some of the finest talent on the British jazz scene playing hard bop with a frighteningly fresh feel. Led jointly by Rory Ingham and James Davison, their focus is specifically on the early 1960s Riverside and Blue Note recordings by the Jazz Messengers with the stellar front-line of Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller and Wayne Shorter, plus pianist Cedar Walton.
"Art Blakey’s message is in safe hands. Wakey Blakey should be prescribed by the NHS as a tonic for all ailments affecting humankind" – Trevor Bannister, The Jazz Mann.
Rory Ingham: trombone, James Davison: trumpet, Nadim Teimoori: tenor sax, Nikki Iles: piano, Sam Quintana: bass, Jas Kayser: drums.
Hosted by Sheffield Jazz.