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Just Jazz Presents Jamael Dean and the Afronauts
December 4, 2021 • 8:30 pm PST
Just Jazz Presents Jamael Dean and the Afronauts at 2220 Arts + Archives featuring Jamael Dean (keys), Devin Daniels (alto sax), Chris Palmer (bass), Myles Martin (drums) and introducing Sharada Shahidar (vocals).
Pianist and producer Jamael Dean is a jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño. Jamael’s music reflects the dual influence of his Los Angeles contemporaries and jazz ancestors, including Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and soul jazz drummer Donald Dean — who is also his grandfather. L.A., he says, is “the only place I can go in the same day to a jam session with music from the 20s and 30s to another session with music in the 40s through the 80s, and after that play music with my friends from that era onwards.”
Hosted by KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs!