Frank Gant Memorial
August 14, 2021
Zion Baptist Church | 03:00pm - 04:00pm | Free
Jazz Drummer Frank Gant (born May 26, 1931- July 19, 2021) hails from Detroit, Michigan. Gant recorded with Donald Byrd, Sonny Stitt, and extensively with Yusef Lateef in the late 1950s and then Red Garland before becoming a member of Ahmad Jamal's trio (1966-1976). His first gigs were with Billy Mitchell and Pepper Adams, and after working with his Merry Men at the Madison Ballroom, including four days backing Billie Holiday, he went on to join Alvin Jackson's house band at the Blue Bird. In the 1970s, he accompanied Jamil Nasser and Harold Maybern as the rhythm section.