Legendary jazz drummer and Boston native Roy Haynes is performing with his group, the Fountain of Youth Band, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.. The concert is the final event of the first annual Rockport Jazz Festival, which debuted this week.
Haynes, who grew up in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, is considered one of the world's best jazz drummers. In February 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st annual Grammy Awards.
Boston Herald jazz writer Bob Young noted, "Roxbury-born Roy Haynes has kept some pretty good company in his nearly seven decades in the music business. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny have all shared the stage with the man known as the father of modern jazz drumming."
Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz events presented by Rockport Music this fall.
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