Silver Spring, MD
Unitarian Universalist Chur...
jazz@uucss - Celebrating Lee Morgan
Sat, June 02, 2018 4:00PM to 5:30PM (Eastern)
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presents


Celebrating Lee Morgan
(and June birthdays!)


Saturday, June 2 
  4-5:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20903

 
                      
~ featuring ~
Alisha Coleman, alto saxophone
Donvonte McCoy, trumpet
Cyndy Rice Elliott, bass      Ele Rubenstein, drums

Join us for the summer edition of jazz@uucss as we celebrate trumpeter Lee Morgan, who would have turned 80 on July 10. We’ll also celebrate the joint birthday (June 9) of Alisha, Donvonte, and our collaborative partner, Bertrand Uberall.

A Philadelphia native, Lee Morgan was leading a group by the time he was 15. He subbed with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers after high school before joining the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra at the age of 18. He also began to record as a leader for Blue Note and had many dates as a sideman. Morgan joined the Jazz Messengers in 1958 and remained with them until 1961, sharing the bandstand with Benny Golson, then Hank Mobley, and finally Wayne Shorter. His late 1963 recording, The Sidewinder, became his greatest commercial success and one of Blue Note’s biggest hits. Morgan rejoined Art Blakey in 1963; two years later he left to lead his own bands. Lee Morgan was a leader of the Jazz and People's Movement in 1970-1971, which protested the poor representation of jazz on talk shows. His music evolved from the “hard-bop” of the mid-sixties into more modal jazz. Sadly, he was killed in a domestic argument at the age of 33, leaving an extensive discography as a leader and sideman as well as a body of approximately 160 compositions, many of which were copyrighted but never recorded.
 
Suggested donation $10 ($5 students/seniors)
Children 12 and under free
 
jazz@uucss is a quarterly concert series produced by the UUCSS Music Committee and jazz scholar, Bertrand Uberall. Our vision is to create an affordable, listener-friendly performance venue for jazz in the DC area, create new audiences for outstanding young jazz musicians, and foster connections between UUCSS and the local jazz community.
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