Jazz Ensemble - Puttin' It Together: The Music of Elvin Jones

Jazz Ensemble 2023

November 16, 2023 | 8:00PM
Logan Center, Performance Hall

The iconic drummer Elvin Jones (1927–2004) has been a highly influential musician across jazz history. In Detroit in the 1950s, during his tenure with John Coltrane, and from his ensemble The Jazz Machine, this master of rhythm, pulse, and sonic textures was a singular and powerful force who continues to inform drumming across musical genres. The Jazz Ensemble will bring together different periods of Jones’s work as a leader and sideman to perform compositions by Jones, Melba Liston, Keiko Okuya Jones, Sonny Sharrock, and others to highlight Jones’s wide-ranging contributions to jazz as well as the broader music world.

Free admission.