Thursday, March 9, 2017
Now's the Time: Jazz 100
The good news: an all-star band consisting of vocalist Lizz Wright, saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Danilo Perez, bassist Ben Street, percussionist Roman Diaz and drummer Adam Cruz will perform at Johnson County Community College on Sunday, March 19. The bad news: the concert is billed as "Jazz 100," a "celebration of the centennial birthdays of Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria and Ella Fitzgerald." The embedded video indicates that the musicians are capable of transcending the dubious concept.