LIVE from Southampton Arts Center:
Beneath the Underdog – The Music of Charles Mingus
presented with The Jam Session
Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments compliments of UNION CANTINA.
Beneath the Underdog – The Music of Charles Mingus will be performed by Claes Brondal on Drums, Bob Hovey on Trombone, Santi Debriano on Bass, Eric Schugren on Saxophone, and Bill Smith on piano.
Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdog, his celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir tells of his God-haunted childhood in Watts during the 1920’s and 1930’s; his outcast adolescent years; his apprenticeship, not only with jazzmen but also with pimps, hookers, junkies, and hoodlums; and his golden years in New York City with such legendary figures as Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Mingus moved from shabby roadhouses to fabulous estates, from the psychiatric wards of Bellevue to worlds of mysticism and solitude, but for all his travels never straying too far, always returning to music.
This special concert will pay tribute to the man and his story.
Upcoming concert dates:
Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm
Saturday, April 22 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 20 at 7 pm
About The Jam Session Inc.
The Jam Session is based on the art of improvising with Jazz as the primary foundation, with other styles and influences present as well. TJS is continuously trying to promote and encourage musicians and audience members from the global community to participate, creating an eclectic mix of music and culture. Inspired by the late night jam sessions and loft rehearsals in New York City, TJS believes that the evolution and survival of improvisational music takes place in front of a live audience, being inclusive and accessible to all who want to engage. Frequent local home for The Jam Session is Bay Burger in Sag Harbor. Visit http://thejamsession.org/.
Southampton Arts Center
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