LIVE FROM DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA
With Louis Hayes, drums; Abraham Burton, saxophone; Steve Nelson, vibraphone; Anthony Wonsey, piano; and Dezron Douglas, bass
While still in his teens in 1956, Louis Hayes moved to New York and joined the Horace Silver Quintet, spending the following couple of years working with greats like John Coltrane and Curtis Fuller, before joining Cannonball Adderley’s quintet in 1959. He has since become one of the most recorded drummers in jazz history, and one of the players to most successfully navigate the changes in jazz since the hard bop era. Though his résumé also includes working with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, Ravi Shankar, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Wes Montgomery, and countless more, he has spent the last three decades as a leader, mobilizing some of the tightest and most cohesive groups in the business. This week, he honors Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with his worldwide-touring band, the Jazz Communicators, featuring Abraham Burton, Steve Nelson, Anthony Wonsey, and Dezron Douglas.
The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival showcases an array of up-and-coming musicians alongside some of today’s most established jazz masters.