Global Music Percussionist Jamey Haddad Does Two Nights at the BOP STOP

Fri 12/2 @ 7PM

Sat 12/3 @ 8PM

One of the great things about living in northeast Ohio is that its many college and university jazz programs attract world-class musicians to serve as faculty — and these musicians pop up frequently in local clubs and other venues. One of these is global musician percussionist Jamey Haddad who’s been heard by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world: he’s been in Paul Simon’s touring band for decades.

The Cleveland native acquired his interest in international rhythms early, then left Cleveland to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he later became a professor. Finally he moved to New York where he built a flourishing career, playing on hundreds of albums in addition to being a mainstay in Simon’s band.

After 30 years on the East Coast, he moved back to Cleveland 20 years ago to join the Oberlin Conservatory faculty teaching percussion and improvisation. And he often performs at venues such as the BOP STOP where he’ll do two nights this week with his quartet, which includes pianist Ben Tweedt, guitarist Brandon Coleman and bassist Aidan Plank. And Haddad makes his own percussion instruments so you never know what you’ll see him playing!

Tickets to be in the room, where you can really feel the excitement and the rhythms, are $25. But you can also listen to the concert livestreamed on the BOP STOP’s Facebook page  and make a donation to the band if you wish. (To learn how, go here.)


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