Jazz at the Centre Opens Series with Legendary Drummer Ralph Peterson
8:45 AM, Nov 2, 2013
10:13 AM, Nov 2, 2013
Jazz at the Centre kicks off its inaugural season with a performance by legendary jazz drummer Ralph Peterson and his Unity Organ Project.
The concert takes place on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Theater at Northwest Activities Center in Detroit.
Jazz at the Centre's 2013-14 concert season boasts a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept "all jazz is modern." Through a roster of world-class, internationally renowned jazz artists hosted in the acoustically magnificent Paul Robeson Theater, the series is meant to be a bridge between the artistry of the Detroit Jazz Festival and the superior acoustic properties of Orchestra Hall.
Ralph Peterson has been one of the most distinctive and recognizable drummers in jazz for more than 30 years. He played alongside jazz icon Art Blakey in his two-drummer big band, and would consequently become the "last Messenger drummer." His recording and touring resume includes jazz luminaries Terrence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, David Murray, The Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter, Michael Brecker, Kenny Barron and many more of some of the greatest names in jazz.