Jazz Orchestras and Jimmy Cobb, jazz drums
Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence
Legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, a superb, mostly self-taught musician, is the elder statesman of all the Miles Davis bands. Cobb's inspirational work with Davis, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley and Co. spanned from 1957 to 1963, and included the masterpiece “Kind of Blue”—the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on “Sketches of Spain,” “Someday My Prince will Come,” “Live at Carnegie Hall,” “Live at the Blackhawk,” “Porgy and Bess,” and many other watershed Miles Davis recordings. Cobb has worked extensively with a range of artists including Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday. In 2008, Cobb received the Don Redman Heritage Award and received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters award in 2009.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students.