Friday, February 28, 2014
Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
$10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, students free. Tickets: 919-684-4444 or http://tickets.duke.edu
Duke Jazz Ensemble — John Brown, director. Featuring guest artist Wess Anderson, saxophone. Alto saxophonist Wessell “”Warmdaddy” Anderson grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He toured with the Wynton Marsalis Septet in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and still performs with Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Anderson’s own sound is a mixture of traditional New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style. 1998’s “Live at the Village Vanguard” found him in top form with his own hand-picked band of powerhouse young players, including trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and bassist Steve Kirby.