Wed 2/20 @ 7PM
Jazz/global music percussionist Jamey Haddad developed his interest in percussion instruments form around the world as a child growing up in Cleveland. Then he left NE Ohio behind for around 30 years, first to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston (where he later became a professor), then to move to New York to built a career that has included more than two decades as a member of Paul Simon’s touring band and playing on hundreds of albums.
His hometown called him back in the early ’00s, when he became a professor at Oberlin, teaching percussion and improvisation. And he’s continued to stretch his musical muscles, creating his own new percussion instruments (he claims to have more than 1,000!) and working on projects, which often bring together both international and local musicians form hs vast network.
When he comes back to Nighttown, he’ll be leading an all-star international quartet that features another Clevelander who has left town to built an international reputation, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, along with local bassist Kip Reed, and French pianist Alain Mallet, who also attended Berklee and is now a professor there.
Tickets are $20.