Off Minor Jazz Series Live from Alphabet City: Celebrates Kenny Dorham!Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 90 min)
Join us for an evening of renditions of Kenny Dorham’s music broadcasted live from the Alphabet City stage with The Off Minor Jazz Series. Sans a live audience, you can still give the band your energy by clicking the free registration button!
Trumpeter Kenny Dorham’s (McKinley Howard Dorham) career began in the mid 1940’s when he joined vibraphonist Lionel Hampton’s band. He would go on to be a major player in both the BeBop and Hard Bop movements of the 1940’s and 50’s. Kenny Dorham was a gifted composer, but he was also a fan of the Great American Songbook. For this concert, we will focus on an album Dorham made in 1960 for Bob Shad’s Time record label that features the music from the Jerome Kern musical Showboat.
The Off-Minor Jazz series are thematic concerts performed at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. The series highlights the music of legendary jazz composers and players, and represents a style rarely played in commercial venues. Curated by drummer Thomas Wendt, the series features specialized musicians for each concert.