Sextet with superstars of American jazz

The band members celebrate jazz as a native American art form. In their own compositions they pay tribute to icons of African-American culture, including WEB Dubois, Sojourner Truth and Barack Obama. Jeremy Pelt has developed into one of the great trumpet players of our time and has often set our stage on fire with his own bands. Wayne Escoffery previously played with us in the Tom Harrell Quintet and in the septet Mingus Dynasty. The group also consists of trombonist James Burton III, pianist Victor Gould, bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr.