August 21, 7 - 10 p.m.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Johnny Griffin: Virtual Concert

Historic jazz footage of legendary performances from Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Johnny Griffin.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk presents three astounding concerts by this musical superhero playing his entire instrumental arsenal of saxophone, flute, manzello, stritch, clarinet, siren and whistles— oftentimes simultaneously! Kirk is backed by extraordinary side musicians including legendary bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, drummers Alex Riel and Daniel Humair, and long-time pianist Ron Burton who keep the fire and swing burning throughout Rahsaan’s blazing workouts. This collection also includes two different renditions of “Three For The Festival,” arguably Kirk’s most spectacular performance piece, showcasing Rahsaan as a thunderous acrobatic player whose multiple horn work was all jazz and no gimmick.

Johnny Griffin includes both a live performance by the tenor saxophonist at Jazz Festival de Châteauvallon on August 29, 1971 as well as a TV studio concert shot in Châteauvallon a few weeks earlier. Griffin’s quartet-Art Taylor, drums, Vince Benedetti, piano, and Alby Culliaz on bass-is joined on stage by guest artist Dizzy Gillespie on “Hot House” and “A Night In Tunisia.”

Suggested Entertainment Fee

With the goal of providing amazing hospitality with minimal rules, the Blue LLama Jazz Club doesn't have a mandatory cover charge when featuring local and regional artists. However, our mission is to bring the best talent to our community and you will see a “suggested entertainment fee” line on the check. While it's not required, you're welcome to add the suggested amount per person to help us continue our mission of presenting amazing music five days a week on the Blue LLama stage.
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