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GERALD VEASLEY'S ELECTRIC MINGUS PROJECT | THURS APRIL 25 | 7:00PM & 9:00PM

April 25, 2024 until April 25, 2024

Gerald Veasley's Electric Mingus Project - A celebration of the life and music of bassist, composer and bandleader, Charlie Mingus.

Charles Mingus was not only one of the greatest jazz musicians and jazz ensemble leaders of all time, but also one of the most important American musicians of the 20th century.

On what would have been his 100th birthday, The New York Times wrote, "Charles Mingus was everything all at once: jazz, folk, dance, theater, label owner, brave Black man. In an era where the wrong opinions could get him killed or, at the very least, exiled from the music business, he expressed himself boldly, and exorcised strong emotions through the strings of his upright bass. His playing style was fierce, almost violent, as if the trauma of American racism was coming through it." - April 2022

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