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Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy

February 21 @ 7:00 pm

Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy is an elite lineup of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers alumni members. The current lineup features Brian Lynch, Bill Pierce, Bobby Watson, Essiet Essiet, Zaccai Curtis and is led by Peterson, the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play at his side in the Jazz Messenger Two Drummer Big Band. This group of musicians seeks to preserve, protect and honor the legacy of a man who was much more than a bandleader to all of them. Said Peterson on forming the group, “Every time I play the drums it is in tribute to Art, but I wanted to do something that goes beyond me, beyond any individual. I wanted to pay tribute in a way that was authentic, genuine and meaningful not just to a few, but to every person he touched through his music.

$36.75/Advance $42/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 6:00 PM
A Tim’s Six-Pick!

Ralph Peterson Website


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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