May 4, 2016 /Read >
"Kendrick Scott has become the Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams of his generation," says the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard of his longtime drummer, who makes his Blue Note debut with the release of a remarkable new album, We Are The Drum. "He's a brilliant mind bringing innovation to the music and at the same time creating a safe place for young talent to develop and grow."
The ever-restless British-born, NYC/Berlin-based singer/songwriter Joe Jackson makes a
rare Buffalo appearance. With a string of 19 studio albums and multiple Grammy
nominations, Jackson rocketed to stardom with songs including "Is She
Really Going Out With Him?", "Steppin' Out" and "It's Different for
Girls." Over a long career Joe has traversed territory ranging from
cabaret and film scores to classical music, pop and jump blues. His latest
release, 2015's Fast Forward, is his first collection of original songs
in seven years. The career-spanning show will include longtime collaborator
Graham Maby on bass, guitarist Teddy Kumpel (Rickie Lee Jones, Feist), and
drummer Doug Yowell (Suzanne Vega, Ari Hest).
The Center for the Arts presents a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the University, the State and the region, and enhances and augment the academic activities of the fine and performing arts departments at the University at Buffalo.