This program is roughly 90 minutes, with the goal of bringing the casual jazz listener inside the minds and music of the most influential and interesting American musicians of all time. The life and music of the artist/composer is entertainingly narrated by the drummer, Mr. Justin Varnes, and seminal jazz pieces are played to illuminate the narration. These are NOT tribute concerts in the sense that the musicians are trying to recreate the original performances, but instead to celebrate the essence and accomplishments of the particular artist.
The Jazz Legacy Project:
Drummer and Narrator: Justin Varnes
Pianist/ Keyboardist: Nick Rosen
Bassist: Kevin Smith
Saxophonist: John Sandfort