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Spotlight on Jazz-Wayne Escoffery

November 3, 2010

Since 2000 he has been working in New York City with Carl Allen, Eric Reed, and the Charles Mingus Big Band. Other musicians performed with include Ralph Peterson, Ben Riley, Ron Carter, Rufus Reid, Bill Charlap, Bruce Barth, Jimmy Cobb, and Eddie Henderson. He has worked with vocalists including Mary Stallings, Cynthia Scott, Nancie Banks, Laverne Butler, and Carolyn Leonhart.
In addition to performing with his own Quartet and Quintet, Escoffery currently performs and tours with Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet, The Mingus Band, Abdullah Ibrahim’s Akaya, The Carolyn Leonhart Group, and Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Music of Miles Davis. He is a member of The Tom Harrell Quintet.

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  1. November 4, 2010 6:43 am

    Hello, we are planning to vist NY, Can you advice some place options for alive Jazz music. Btw, not just instrumental music also some lyrics 🙂
    Thank you!

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