Sammons Center for the Arts presents Sammons Jazz: Artistic Director's Concert
Sammons Jazz closes its spring season with two sets led by Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones. In the opening set, he fronts The Brethren, featuring drummer Andrew Griffith and bassist Braylon Lacy, in a musical tribute to jazz pianist Erroll Garner. They explore the music of the iconic Garner, who brought us Misty and one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, the 1956 live recording of Concert By The Sea.
Arlington Jones returns to the stage with Bobby Sparks on B-3 organ, Braylon Lacy on bass, and Brannen Temple on drums for a set of soul jazz. Influenced by the blues, gospel, soul and R&B, soul jazz was most popular in the mid-to-late 1960s. It’s a guarantee that Soul Gents will make soul jazz all the rage again.