JFA Presents: Chief Baba Neil Clarke’s Mongo Jazz
June 09, 2021
Sunset Park Rec Center | Free
Best known for his many years playing in Randy Weston’s African Rhythms group, percussion master Chief Baba Neil Clarke brings one of his Neil Clarke Trio Plus groups focusing on the jazz legacy of the legendary Afro - Cuban master percussion stylist, Composer and Band Leader, Mongo Santamaria. This band was first developed in 2017 celebrating what would have been Mongo’s 100th birthday, and features his former musical director Eddie Allen on trumpet . Clarke brings a great knowledge of African Diaspora rhythms to the congas and other percussion in his ever-evolving concepts of creative music ensembles.