Jazz at Studio Z
Babatunde Lea Group
Dec. 17, 2016
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
7 p.m. concert, 6 p.m. masterclass
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Arrive by 6 p.m. for the masterclass and get the $10 advance price
Kids 12 and under get in free
Jazz at Studio Z presents master percussionist Babatunde Lea plus guests.
Babatunde Lea’s vast experience of over 50 years as a master percussionist, as well as the spiritual depth and resonance he brings to everything he does, has made him one of the most esteemed musicians of the past half century. The way that music connects with audiences and with the rhythms of our everyday lives is essential to his musical philosophy: "I draw a lot from African culture, and one of the main things I've come to understand is that music is functional; in African culture, music accompanies everything... from birth ceremonies to funerals. The music is there to open people up to the deepest experiences of life. Music is a resource like oil or water; it does the bidding of who controls it. For my part, I know exactly what I want done with the energy I create with my music. It is my wish that my music will empower people to look within and become agents of peace and change in their hearts, in their families and in the world at large."
Jazz at Studio Z features a diverse lineup of Minnesota's greatest jazz musicians and is dedicated to providing the community with greater access to the music and the opportunity to learn directly from the musicians at the workshops each month.
Visit jazzatstudioz.org for more information.
Tickets can be securely purchased by credit card or through your PayPal account in advance, or by cash, check, or credit card at the door. Tickets purchased online will be held at the door.