Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015

A Living Legacy: talk with Kevin Legendre and members of The Cookers

The Barbour Room

‘A Living Legacy’ – Kevin Legendre and members of The Cookers explore the place of the ‘hard bop’ genre in jazz.

They will discuss the sources of inspiration behind the group and their name – the famous ‘Night Of The Cookers’ sessions featuring Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan- and keeping alive the spirit of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, the legendary band that featured many star soloists providing a model for The Cookers and countless other groups.

The talk will include extracts from key recordings from the 1960’s and 70’s.

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015

Gateshead International Jazz Festival is delighted to announce an exciting international line-up for its 11th edition with its trademark mix of UK, European and international jazz icons, hot new talent and some of the best of the thriving Northern jazz scene. The programme is packed with...

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