Randy Weston April 6, 1926 – September 1, 2018

“Randy Weston is a towering jazz master – both figuratively and physically – who inspired folks across the globe with his tireless pursuit of The Spirits of Our Ancestors. His exemplary insistence and certainty of the African roots of jazz and related 20th century musics was achieved and expounded through a 60+ year career that found him performing his music and inspiring audiences across the globe in both traditional venues, and perhaps even more singularly in non-traditional venues as well, examples of the latter being performances for the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Moroccan monarchy, Buddhist shrines in Kyoto, Japan, and numerous musical collaborations with the Gnawa Master Musicians of Morroco spirit music brotherhood.”

Willard Jenkins
Artistic Director, Jazz Programming (Jazz in Progress, Lost Jazz Shrines)

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