Trumpeter Valery Ponomarev was born in Russia and came to the U.S. in 1973. Well-known for his four years with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, with whom he performed at major concert halls, clubs, and festivals all over the world and recorded 11 albums, he has also worked with Benny Golson, Max Roach, Joe Henderson, Jimmy Cobb, Don Braden, Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson, Arturo O’Farrill, the Duke Ellington Orchestra under Mercer and Paul Ellington, and many others. He has released eight solo albums, and two books, including On the Flip Side of Sound.
This event will stream on the Jazz Foundation and Jazz Museum Facebook pages and the Museum YouTube Channel.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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