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HUGH MASEKELA & LARRY WILLIS
Masekela, a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer,
singer, and defiant political voice, combines his talents with powerhouse pianist
Larry Willis for a show of epic proportions. These two giants of the jazz world
put on a one-of-a-kind show together, after decades of cultivating careers
apart. Willis and Masekela met while they were both students at the Manhattan
School of Music some 50 years ago. After coming under the tutelage of Dizzy
Gillespie and Louis Armstrong, Masekela went on to carve out a five-decade-long
(and counting) career, releasing over 40 solo albums. His 1986 anti-apartheid
anthem “Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)” became a rallying call around the
world for Mandela’s release from prison. At the same time, Willis has performed
or recorded with almost every great jazz musician of the modern era, including
Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, and Stan
Getz. Don’t miss this rare chance to watch these two jazz legends (and dear
friends) perform together.