Bag’s Grooves: The Music of Milt Jackson

7PM & 9PM

Bag’s Grooves: The Music of Milt Jackson

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Welcome Dave Jeffery, Rob Boone, Ed Friedland and Fred Hayes as they play a swinging set of tunes by legendary vibraphonist Milt Jackson!

Milt Jackson, nicknamed “Bags”, is one of the most recorded musicians in jazz history. He co-led the Modern Jazz Quartet and recorded with legendary artists such as Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and more.

**Dave Jeffrey** (known as “Uncle Dave”) has played drums with many of Tucson’s most popular bandleaders including Micky Greco, Dale Norris and Cass Preston and played vibraphone with the Bossa Rhythm Project and the George Howard Trio.

**Rob Boone** studied jazz at the UofA, playing trombone and piano. He is the top call trombonist in town. He recently toured the Midwest as lead trombonist with the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra and is one of the busiest musicians in town.

**Ed Friedland** has had a long, varied career in music studying at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and Berklee School of Music in Boston. He’s lived and worked in New York, Boston, Austin, Nashville and Tucson. Ed’s has played with Joe Beck, Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, and more.

**Fred Hayes** also studied jazz at the U of A where he became the first graduate of the Jazz Studies program. He has traveled the western US with many jazz ensembeles. Fred has performed with touring jazz greats such as Bud Shank, Joe Williams, Buddy DeFranco, Mose Allison, and many others.