With alto saxophonist Jim Snidero, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, pianist Peter Zak, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
An all-star band of Jim Snidero, Jeremy Pelt, Peter Zak, and Nat Reeves celebrates saxophone titan Cannonball Adderley (born September 15, 1928) with the help of a very special guest: NEA Jazz Master drummer Jimmy Cobb. Cobb worked extensively with Cannonball in the 1950s, and his powerfully swinging drumming is featured on a series of classic Cannonball albums. Cobb and Cannonball’s most famous pairing, however, is undoubtedly on Miles Davis’ 1959 landmark Kind of Blue.
It is no exaggeration to say that together they made contributions that changed the history of jazz, and it’s an extraordinary opportunity to have Cobb involved in this celebratory performance. On top of this, the entire band is comprised of bandleaders who each sell out shows at Dizzy’s Club with their own groups.
This special concert will feature repertoire from the core group’s recently released album, Jim Snidero and Jeremy Pelt: Jubiliation! Celebrating Cannonball Adderley, which gives Cobb a chance to revisit several tunes that he himself originally performed and recorded with Cannonball.