JFA PResents: Alvin “Wink” Flythe Quintet
August 19, 2021
Bushwick Inlet Park | 06:30pm - 08:00pm | Free
Queens native Alvin Wink Flythe started playing music at the age of six and has been a professional saxophonist for more than 50 years. At the age of 12, he had the honor of playing with his cousin Duke Ellington, and has since shared the stage with greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes, and Dr. Lonnie Smith, touring Europe and the Caribbean. Flythe’s style is influenced by John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, and Sonny Stitt, and combines a funk aesthetic with classic jazz tones.