SPECIAL EVENT: Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club Presents:
CROSS BORDER JAZZ:
Mike LeDonne / Cory Weeds Quartet Plays The Music Of Hank Mobley
NYC Organist Mike LeDonne, Cory Weeds (Saxophone), Oliver Gannon (Guitar), Jesse Cahill (Drums)
This fabulous quartet will play the music of tenor saxophone giant Hank Mobley in preparation for a live recording at Edmonton’s Yardbird Suite later in the week.
October 21-22, 2011
Doors: 6:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Ticket Price: $18
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In the jazz world, Mike LeDonne is better known for his piano playing. After graduating from the New England Conservatory, Mike spent his formative years in the 1980s working with such legends as Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins.
In 1988 LeDonne joined the Milt Jackson Quartet, spending 11 incredible years working with the vibraphone master and eventually becoming music director for the group.
LeDonne first took up the organ at age 10 and when he was 14, his father bought him his first Hammond B-3, an instrument that he says “has the soul built right in.” In 2000 he sat in on a tribute concert at Smoke to “The Mighty Burner” — the late organ legend Charles Earland. It went so well that club owner Paul Stache scheduled Mike for a five-week Tuesday night run, and he’s been there ever since.