MILTON SUGGS SINGS MONK WITH SPECIAL GUEST TIM WARFIELD (T)
Born in Chicago, as a third generation musician Milton Suggs recognized music as a gift from a young age. It was much later that he began to accept it as a calling. Beginning as a pianist and later incorporating voice, Suggs began his journey in his hometown of Chicago and further honed his craft and developed his artistry in New York.
Suggs’s voice and approach to music are a reflection of the many great voices in Black music and culture from the past century and beyond. It is the music, spirit, struggles, triumphs, and stories of the generations that preceded him that make up the foundation upon which his own artistry stands. Whether on stage or in studio, Milton Suggs embraces each opportunity to explore new creative terrain and to do his part in furthering this legacy.
Suggs will be joined for this incredible Monk tribute by acclaimed saxophonist Tim Warfield and rewowned pianist Orrin Evans.
Warfield picked up alto saxophone when he was nine years old, and switched to tenor when he was a teenager. After a short period at Howard University he became a jazz musician full-time. He worked with Marlon Jordan, the Tough Young Tenors, and Jazz Futures in the early 1990s, and played with Shirley Scott in the house band for Bill Cosby's show You Bet Your Life. Later in the 1990s he worked with Jimmy Smith and Christian McBride; other associations include work with Donald Byrd, Michele Rosewoman, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac hayes, Charles Fambrough, Orrin Evans, Joey Defrancesco, and Danilo Perez. His releases as a leader include Jazz Is... (Criss Cross Jazz, 1997), which included Clarence Penn, Cyrus Chestnut, Nicholas Payton, Stefon Harris, and Tarus Mateen as sidemen.
Evan studied with Kenny Barron and has worked as a sideman for Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks, and Lenora Zenzalai-Helm, and released his debut as a leader in 1994. He signed with Criss Cross Jazz in 1997, recording prolifically with the label. He was awarded a 2010 Pew Fellowships in the Arts.
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SHOWTIMES8:00pm & 10:00pm/ $20
WHERE600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130
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