Jazz Up the Vacation Season with Monty Alexander’s NYC and D.C. Performances

NEW YORK – Famend Jamaican-born Grammy-nominated jazz legend, Dr. Monty Alexander, CD, O.J, is about to as soon as once more infuse the vacation season together with his soulful rhythms and constructive vibes in New York and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Monty Alexander, C.D., O.J. performances
Dr. Monty Alexander, C.D., O.J. (Hollis King Picture)

Birdland Jazz in NYC

Dr. Alexander will return to grace the stage at Birdland Jazz in NYC from December twenty first to twenty fifth for twice nightly reveals that promise to uplift  the spirits of jazz followers all over the place in what has turn out to be an annual efficiency.

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Nestled at 315 West forty fourth Road, New York, NY 10036, Birdland has been an integral a part of New York Metropolis’s musical heritage since 1949, internet hosting jazz legends like Tito Puente and showcasing iconic huge bands together with these led by Chico O’Farrill, Duke Ellington, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.

Blues Alley in Washington D.C.

To shut out the 12 months, Dr. Alexander will once more enchant audiences at Blues Alley in Washington D.C., with performances from December twenty seventh to thirty first. These twice nightly reveals at Blues Alley are as soon as once more sure to be unforgettable.

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Blues Alley is situated at 1073 REAR Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. Blues Alley has held its popularity because the nation’s premier jazz and supper membership since 1965.

Dr. Alexander’s vacation repertoire will draw from a wealthy tapestry of musical experiences with American leisure luminaries corresponding to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, and Quincy Jones. He will even pay homage to jazz giants like Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, and Ray Brown. Furthermore, he’ll hark again to his pioneering function in Jamaican in style music through the late Nineteen Fifties and his profound friendship with the late Jamaican American icon and freedom fighter, Dr. Harry Belafonte.

Accompanying Musicians

Becoming a member of Dr. Alexander on stage shall be achieved musicians Luke Sellick on bass and Jason Brown on drums, whereas the particular characteristic visitor for the nights of December 21/22 and 23 in NYC would be the celebrated hand drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, Bobby Thomas, Jr.

These performances observe the completion of his extremely anticipated upcoming studio album, ‘D-DAY,’ which options Sellick on bass and Brown on drums.

Upcoming Documentary

As he approaches his eightieth birthday, Dr. Alexander continues to mesmerize world audiences together with his infectious vitality and heartfelt messages throughout his worldwide excursions. At the moment in manufacturing, “The Monty Alexander Film,” a documentary filmed in Jamaica, the USA, and Europe, directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Jefferson Miller and veteran filmmaker Arthur Gorson, guarantees an insightful glimpse into Dr. Alexander’s creative journey.

Since his transfer from Kingston, Jamaica to the USA virtually six many years in the past, Alexander has remained an iconic determine in American jazz. His fascinating vitality, boundless melodic creativity, effervescent rhythms, and complex artistry span jazz, blues, gospel, calypso, reggae, and the American songbook.

Order of Jamaica

Boasting an intensive discography of over 75 albums and acknowledged as one of many biggest jazz pianists of all time. Alexander obtained the esteemed Commander within the Order of Distinction in 2000. In 2022, the Jamaican authorities honored him with the nationwide distinction of the Order of Jamaica for his excellent contributions to Jamaican music and his outstanding interpretations of jazz on a world scale. Moreover, he holds an honorary doctorate (DLitt) from the College of The West Indies.

Alexander’s virtuosic piano abilities and his distinctive fusion of jazz with Caribbean musical influences proceed to captivate world audiences. His performances are marked by infectious vitality, soulful improvisation, and an innate groove. Whether or not decoding jazz classics, reimagining in style tunes, or showcasing his personal compositions, Alexander’s expressive taking part in leaves an indelible mark on listeners.

Past his musical achievements, Dr. Alexander takes immense pleasure in representing Jamaican tradition on a world stage, infusing the spirit and vibrancy of his homeland into his performances. As a revered determine within the jazz world, his music transcends borders, forging connections amongst folks and leaving a permanent impression on all lucky sufficient to witness his extraordinary expertise.