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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) and Seed Artists are honored to co-present the legendary Randy Weston on July 7, 2018 at 7:00PM as part of JCAL's International Music Festival


Pianist and composer Randy Weston will perform with his African Rhythms Quartet July 7th at the JPAC. Remarkably, Mr. Weston is still performing at full force at 92 years of age. He is a testament to the vibrancy of music as a medium of spiritual restoration. He has been characterized as a "griot of jazz and its African roots",


Weston's piano style owes much to Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk (he has paid direct tribute to both on his "Portraits" albums), but it is highly distinctive in its qualities: percussive, highly rhythmic, capable of producing a wide variety of moods. His life work has been in advocacy for connecting worlds of traditions in music. He has impacted jazz composition by pioneering multicultural expression with the piano since the 1950’s.