“She can unleash maelstroms at the piano, throw an elbow and pound a fist, then make a U-turn and come back swinging.” —NPR
Pianist Joanne Brackeen has been a pioneer for the last 50 years—she is the only female member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1969-1972). In a long and illustrious career, she’s had close associations with Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Woody Shaw, and many others. Joanne returns to Monterey for the first time since 1980, and has just been named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master!
Joanne Brackeen Trio: Saturday, Sept 16, 7:30 / 9:00 / 10:30 pm
Pacific Jazz Café (Coffee House Gallery)