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By Culturekiosque Staff

NEW YORK, 12 APRIL 2011 — Jazz legend Roy Haynes and his Fountain of Youth Band will make their first appearance at New York's Jazz Standard from Wednesday 18 May through Sunday 22 May 2011. Mr. Haynes is the only living and active jazz musician to have worked with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. His immense discography includes more than 30 albums as a leader, in­cluding such classic dates as Out Of The Afternoon (Impulse!, 1962) and Fountain of Youth (Dreyfus, 2004).

Born in Boston on 13 March 1925, Roy Haynes was Lester Young's drummer from 1947 to 1949, worked with Bud Powell and Miles Davis in '49, became Charlie Parker's drummer of choice from 1949 to 1953, toured the world with Sarah Vaughan from 1954 to 1959, did numerous extended gigs with Thelonious Monk in 1959-60, made eight recordings with Eric Dolphy in 1960-61, worked extensively with Stan Getz from 1961 to 1965, played and recorded with the John Coltrane Quartet from 1963 to 1965, has collaborated with Chick Corea since 1968, and with Pat Metheny during the '90s. Metheny was featured on Haynes' previous Dreyfus release Te Vou! (voted by NAIRD as Best Contemporary Jazz Record of 1996). He's been an active bandleader from the late '50s to the present, featuring artists in performance and on recordings like Phineas Newborn, Booker Ervin, Roland Kirk, George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Ralph Moore and Donald Harrison. A perpetual top three drummer in the Downbeat Readers Poll Awards, he won the Best Drummer honors in 1996 (and many years since), and in that year received the prestigious French Chevalier des l'Ordres Artes et des Lettres.

Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street
(between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 576 22 32

Related Culturekiosque Archives

Interview of Roy Haynes: No Beats to Waste (part of the Culturekiosque 41-week series, entitled Sons of Miles by the late jazz journalist and critic Mike Zwerin).

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