Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam “Black History Month Salute to Guitarist Wes Montgomery featuring Bruce Edwards and Tom Dempsey”
In February, Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) welcomes guitarists Bruce Edwards and Tom Dempsey in performance, with Jennifer Vincent, bass, Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums, hosted by pianist and Jazz Power Initiative’s Managing and Artistic Director Eli Yamin.
Presented at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM series continues online for virtual audiences on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2 PM EST. Tune in through Facebook and YouTube at: jazzpower.org/powerjam.
A feast of blues drenched jazz guitar, this program features two prominent New York City based guitarists who have been carrying the torch for Wes Montgomery for decades. Guitarist Bruce Edwards writes, “Wes Montgomery singlehandedly changed the world of jazz guitar. His place in the lineage of jazz guitarists, and jazz in general is carved in stone. I am always honored to pay tribute to him.” Guitarist Tom Dempsey continues “Wes Montgomery is the epitome of jazz artistry. His music provides boundless inspiration to create a personal and soulful sound.”
Guitarists Edwards and Dempsey will be joined by the ever-swinging Jazz Power Band of Eli Yamin, piano, Jennifer Vincent, bass and Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax on drums with special guests from the community for the jam session.