drummer Willie Jones III WJ3 Quintet
Willie Jones III drums
Eric Reed piano
Ralph Mooretenor saxophone
Mike Olmos trumpet
Mike Gurrola bass
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 Higgins 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: Willie has a west-coast swagger to his swing that isnt lackadaisical and a New York edge that isnt overwhelming. There is nothing academic about Willie on the bandstand. With the band Willie has put together for this gig, we will be hearing what Willie calls... Straight-Swingin-Real-Jazz ! !
Moss Theater (New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village) (View)
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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