Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy Band celebrating Art Blakey’s centennial and the induction of the 2019 class of MCG Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Legends.
Max Leake; George Jones; Chuck Spatafore; Lou Stellute; Mark Strickland
Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy band are reminiscent of Art Blakey’s The Jazz Messengers instrumentation with Bill Pierce, Brian Lynch and Robin Eubanks stepping into musical roles previously held by Wayne Shorter, Freddy Hubbard and Curtis Fuller respectively.
The Ralph Peterson Messenger Legacy Band:
Robin Eubanks – trombone; Bill Pierce – saxophone; Brian Lynch – trumpet; Zaccai Curtis – piano; Essiet Essiet – bass; Ralph Peterson – drums
6:30 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Jazz Legends Induction Ceremony/Concert
8:30 p.m. Reception/Post-Concert Jam Session
MCG Jazz will also be launching "Spirit to Spirit", a new book that chronicles the rich jazz life of Pittsburgh through interview and photography. The hardback print features Pittsburgh’s current jazz legends and emerging artists while focusing a lens on the current Pittsburgh jazz landscape. Large prints of all photographs from the book will be on sale in the lobby.