Phila Jazz Project Presents

Phila Jazz Project Presents
Episode Info: 
Grover Washington Jr.
A performance by original members of Grover Washington Jr.'s band honoring his legacy.

Grover Washington, Jr., one of the most influential and well-regarded saxophonists of all time, left us too soon. He passed away in 1999 at age 56.  WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia in collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project teamed up with NPR’s nationally syndicated radio show Jazz Night in America and other local partners to present this historic reunion concert— a tribute to Grover—with original members of Grover’s band at the Temple University Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:30 pm

Headliners, Gerald Albright and Najee, who regarded Grover as a mentor, performed alongside music director and keyboardist Bill Jolly, keyboardist Donald Robinson, guitarist Richard Lee Steacker, bassist Gerald Veasley, drummer Steve Wolf, and percussionist Pablo Batista. The band will be joined by special guest vocalist Jean Carn.