Willie Jones III & Straight Swingin'
Drummer Willie Jones III is best experienced front row, and full throttle. His latest release is Groundwork featuring compositions by Cedar Walton, Eric Reed and Buster Williams.
When Willie was still living in LA, Billy Higgens told him: Dont wait for somebody else to decide when you are ready to be a leader. Well... Willie is now one of the world's leading jazz drummers and a brilliant leader.
Eric Reed says: Willy has a west coast swagger to his swing that isnt lackadaisical and a New York edge that isnt overwhelming. There is nothing academic about Willy on the bandstand. With the band Willie has put together for this gig, we will be hearing what Willie calls... Straightahead-Real-Jazz ! !
Willie Jones III -drums Eric Reed -piano Teodross Avery -tenor saxophone Gilbert Castellanos -trumpet Mike Gurrola -bass
Moss Theater (New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village) (View)
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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