Desert Island Discs: Johnathan Blake
Few post-Boomer drummers have lived jazz history so immersively and thoroughly as Philadelphia-born Johnathan Blake, for whom immortals like McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Grover Washington’s – friends and bandmates of his father, violinist John Blake – were family. Now 45, Blake established an enviable sideman c.v. with the Mingus Big Band, Russell Malone, Brian Lynch, Joe Locke, Alex Sipiagin, Tom Harrell, Kenny Barron, Maria Schneider, Ravi Coltrane and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Live from Harlem - The Jazz Foundation presents: Annette St. John
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Jazz Foundation of America present Annette St. John for a virtual concert.
This show will stream live on the Museum and Jazz Foundation Facebook page and Youtube pages.
Born and raised in Harlem, vocalist Annette St. John grew up in an artistic family that influenced her musical style: equal parts jazz, blues, standards and gospel. She has worked with greats like Jimmy Smith, Della Griffin, and George Benson, and performed all over Manhattan, including...