MVP Jazz Quartet

MVP Jazz Quartet

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Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Tickets starting at $30
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Part of the Starrlight Jazz Series
Bobby Watson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Ray "Bulldog" Drummond and Donald Brown

Four legendary musicians who have crossed paths on multiple occasions unite to perform as an ensemble for the first time. In presenting this celebratory concert, particular attention is bestowed upon the late James Williams and Mulgrew Miller - two jazz artist whose careers evolved out of the extraordinary piano tradition of Memphis and who appeared on the Walton Arts Center Jazz Series on multiple occasions. Kansas City native and former musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, saxophonist Bobby Watson frontlines the band of leaders along with “The Tonight Show” alumnus, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith; veteran bassist Ray “Bulldog” Drummond; and revered pianist Donald Brown in a remembrance and celebration of the music being produced 25 years ago by these two talented artists.