Saturday, August 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SummerStage, Marcus Garvey Park
124th St. & Fifth Ave., Manhattan, 10027
Monty Alexander was named the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in “The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time,” and it’s not hard to see why. The storied, Kingston-born musician cut his teeth playing boogie-woogie, folk, and calypso tunes, and melded them into a rich jazz tradition. He’ll be performing at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival alongside Grammy-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell, piano wunderkind Matthew Whitaker, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who was dubbed “the future of the trumpet” by Wynton Marsalis.