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Performing Arts Presents Javon Jackson Jazz Band on Sept. 24

By Michelle Reiser-Memmer
Posted September 23, 2010
Tags Performing Arts
The Hamilton College Performing Arts Contemporary Voices and Vision Series opens on Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall with the Javon Jackson Band.

Saxophonist Javon Jackson came into international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. As a member of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Javon toured and made many recordings with the legendary drummer. In addition to Blakey, Jackson has toured and recorded with  such performers as Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Richard Davis.

Jackson has appeared on more than 125 recordings and has toured throughout the world. Javon’s current musical group, The Javon Jackson Band, incorporates many styles including jazz, funk, R&B and rock.

The Javon Jackson Band is Javon Jackson, saxophone and composition; Ameen Saleem, bass; Joel Holmes, piano; and McClenty Hunter, percussion.

Tickets for this event are $18 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Group discounts are available. For tickets or more information, call the box office or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.

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