News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 9, 2019: Jamaica’s world-renowned jazz maestro, Dr. Monty Alexander, has Baltimore on his mind this summer.
Dr. Alexander returns to the ‘Charm City’ for a four-night
performance at Baltimore’s premiere music venue, Keystone
Korner at 1350
Lancaster Street Baltimore, MD 21231
from July 18th-21st.
international musician will be
joined for this performance by bassist J.J. Shakur and drummer Jason Brown. The concert is sure to take fans through a musical journey
within Alexander’s own ‘brand of jazz’ that features not just traditional jazz that
purists have come to know and love but the rhythm of his homeland, including calypso,
reggae, mento and other island music. As with his performances, fans are sure
to get into the beat while jazz purists are certain to be baptized into true
fans of ‘Alexander’s jazz.’
Tickets for the shows start at US$30
can be obtained here. Showtime on opening night, Thursday, July 18th,
is 7 and 9 p.m., respectively while performances for Friday and Saturday July 19th
and July 20th are starts at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., respectively. On
Sunday, July 21st, fans can catch Alexander’s performances at 5 p.m.
and 7 p.m.
Alexander, CD, late last year received an honorary Doctorate
of Letters of the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. Born Montgomery
Bernard Alexander on D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica in 1944, the musical
virtuoso has five decades of performances and over
70 CDs under his belt. Alexander began
his musical career at age four by playing Christmas carols by ear. He is now
most widely known as an upper echelon master of the swinging piano trio
function as he has demonstrated with several top-shelf groups, including iconic
units with bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, and with the
legendary bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis.
Dr. Alexander also performs
frequently with Harlem-Kingston Express, a double trio in which he coalesces
his love for hard-swinging jazz with musical flavors that reflect his Jamaican
heritage, shifting between an acoustic trio and master Jamaican practitioners
of electric bass and drums.
At 75, he continues to tour the world
relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his
vibrant personality and soulful message.
For more on Dr. Monty
Alexander and his amazing brand of jazz, visit him on YouTube
at montyalexander.com. You can also
like him on Facebook at facebook.com/officialmontyalexander or keep up to
date on his performance on Twitter at @montyHKE.
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