Aaron Lington Sextext Tribute to Art Blakey
August 11 @ 8:00 pm$35 – $45
Grammy Award-winning baritone saxophonist and composer Aaron Joseph Lington will be joined by American session drummer Gary Novak, trombonist Michael Davis, and other jazz giants for a thrilling evening of Aaron Lington Sextext Tribute to Art Blakey. Lington’s performing and compositional credits include collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Maynard Ferguson, the BBC Radio Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Bo Diddley, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Jamie Davis, Tommy Igoe, and the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, among others. In 2011, he was named “Jazz Educator of the Year” by the California Music Educators Association. Lington currently holds a position as professor at San Jose State University, where he serves as the Coordinator of Jazz Studies. He is also the Director of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars. Davis is the current trombonist with the Rolling Stones, while Novak has collaborated with numerous artists – from George Benson to Chick Corea, Alanis Morissette, David Crosby, and more.