As we celebrate Black History Month, there is an opportunity for us to reflect on the indispensable contributions that African American musicians have made to the world of jazz. From the roots of blues and ragtime, to the swing era, bebop, and beyond, jazz has always been shaped by the talent, creativity, and vision of black artists. From Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, these artists have left an indelible mark on the world of music. Their innovative styles, virtuosic performances, and unyielding spirit continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans alike. Whether you're a seasoned jazz lover or just discovering the genre, we invite you to join us in celebrating the rich history of jazz! So come on down to Keystone Korner and enjoy a night of soulful, passionate, and legendary jazz music— along with some of the best food on the planet!
For more than sixty years, the legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for joyous, unrelenting swing. His iconic jazz drumming style has graced and elevated the music of Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins & countless others, including his own hard-driving ensembles. His ability to shift seamlessly between driving hard bop and quiet sensitivity and melodicism on ballads makes him one of the premier players in all of living jazz history.
The Louis Hayes Quintet
Friday-Sunday, February 3-5th
Friday & Saturday: 7pm & 9:30pm
Sunday: 5pm & 7:30pm