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Wallace Roney Quintet

2/16/18 & 2/17/18

With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a GRAMMY® for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An alumnus of Art Blakey’s big band and the Jazz Messengers, Roney has achieved movie credits in addition to an impressive collection of albums as both leader and sideman. The Wallace Roney Quintet performed on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at 7 and 9 pm.

Salina: What do you think about the Club?

Wallace: I think this Club is amazing. People need to come out and see it and support this Club whoever is here. And the Club needs to be promoted on the jazz circuit so that people know to come to this Club to hear great jazz.

Salina: And what would you like to say to your fans?

Wallace: If I have any fans, I’d tell them to please keep supporting us and the music.

Wallace Roney playing the trumpet with his group during a live jazz concert