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Willie Jones III
May 7 • 8:00 pm PDT
Drummer Willie Jones III is best experienced front row, and “full throttle.” His latest release is Fallen Heroes, honoring Jimmy Heath, Larry Willis, Ndugu Chancelor and Roy Hargrove celebrates his personal history with his musical heroes and the impact of each.
When Willie was still living in LA, Billy Higgins told him: “Don’t wait for somebody else to decide when you are ready to be a leader.” Well… Willie is now one of the world’s leading jazz drummers and a brilliant leader.
Featuring Ralph Moore on Tenor Sax, Justin Robinson on Alto Sax, Mike Gurrola on Bass and Sam Hirsh on Keyboard.
For one night only Willie Jones III, Higgins’ most noted protégé, will lead Our Man Higgins to honor his mentor at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on Sunday, May 7.