Sept 8 at 8 PM: Will Calhoun releases "Celebrating Elvin Jones" at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.
Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock -- Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the roots of all of them to one man: legendary drummer Elvin Jones.
Joining Will are Rick Germanson (piano), Gerald Cannon (bass), and Antoine Roney (sax.) Showtime is 8 PM. Tickets $35 (with dinner $75). "Elvin connected my worlds," Calhoun says. "Although I saw him playing jazz, I felt rock and roll, I felt fusion, I felt African music.
It sounds electric, it sounds acoustic, it sounds very African, it sounds very Latin, there are all these elements in there." Courtesy KCC Productions.
Your host will be William Raye (BaronBillRaye@aol.com)
Tickets are $35 ($75 with dinner) at scullersjazz.com. The club is in the Doubletree at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Allston. For more information call (305) 332-2623