T. S. Monk

TS Monk Sextet

T.S. Monk T. S. Monk played at the club on 2/15/19 and 2/16/19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeD3reVZdYw As the son of Thelonious Monk, percussionist T. S. Monk’s home was the gathering place for such musicians as Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Max Roach, who gave him his first pair of drumsticks. How did you come to … Read more

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt

Matt Wilson Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt played at the club on 2/8/19 & 2/9/19 Drummer Matt Wilson combines buoyant zeal, idiosyncratic style, infectious humor, joyous swing and an indomitable spirit of surprise. Matt Wilson How did you come to play the drums? And then how did you morph from just playing the drums to … Read more

Al Foster

Al Foster

Al Foster Played at the club 11/09/18 and 11/10/18 Al Foster (born January 18, 1944) is an American jazz drummer. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in New York and began playing drums at the age of 13. How did you come to play the drums? At three years old, I was banging … Read more

Louis Hayes

Louis Hayes 10/12/18 & 10/13/18 Salina: How did you come to play the drums? Louis Hayes: My father played piano and drums, so he was the one who introduced me to this instrument. First piano, then I played the drums. I was maybe seven or eight. And I had my mother’s support. Salina: What would … Read more

Pete Levin & MöBIUS (Interview with drummer Lenny White)

Pete Levin & MöBIUS Interview with Lenny White 4/27/18 & 4/28/18 In a diverse music career spanning several decades, Levin has performed and recorded with numerous jazz and pop artists, including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield. He received critical accolades for his work during a 15-year association … Read more