BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center presents legendary drummer Louis Hayes in concert with his New York-based quartet on Saturday, November 17, at 8 pm. Hayes will appear with Jason Curry, alto sax, Sharp Radway, piano, and Alex Claffey, bass. Hayes was the drumming pulse behind some of jazz’s greatest luminaries including John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver, and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. From his mentorship at an early age with Papa Jo Jones through his stellar career, there is no drummer on the scene today who can boast such a star-studded resume. At 75, Hayes continues to lead his own hard-swinging ensembles in which he mentors young jazz artists.
Hayes’ sound came to maturity during the height of hardbop in the late 1950s and early 1960s while the sophisticated, lyrical language of bebop was morphing to convey a more earthy message utilizing forms derived from R & B and the church.
General admission is $20 or $15 for students with valid ID. Purchase tickets online at www.vtjazz.org, at In the Moment, downtown Brattleboro, or call the VJC ticket line at (802) 254-9088, ext. 1. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. This concert is handicapped accessible but call in advance (802) 254 - 9088 if someone will require the use of an elevator.