Legendary modern jazz saxophonist and composer, Alaadeen will be presented at the American Jazz Museum in the Blue Room with his ensemble on Saturday, September 10th. Over a professional career that now spans more than 5 decades, Alaadeen has remained on the creative path of continual development of his artistry. He is one of the few active performers today, who was actually alive and performing during the golden era of modern jazz that is often so celebrated by younger artists today. He is indeed one of the roots among those in the modern jazz tree, but his work is not locked into past eras of the music.
Alaadeen & Group 21 will perform music from his much-anticipated and critically acclaimed new release, "New Africa Suite" ('ASR Records - ASR3001), which is now available at retailers worldwide and distributed internationally. Renowned international jazz artist, Bobby Watson calls this release "Alaadeen's most important to date..." and jazz reviewer, Marc Meyers of All About Jazz states: "Alaadeen deserves much wider recogniton. New Africa Suite is highly recommended..."
About the AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM
The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum. The Museum includes interactive exhibits and educational programs as well as the Blue Room, a working jazz club, and the Gem Theater, a modern 500-seat performing arts center.
Located in the historic 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, Mo., this is the place where jazz masters such as Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and hundreds of others defined the sounds of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
Today, scholars, students, musicians, and fans are drawn here to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the best music America has to offer. For more information, call us at 816-474-8463.
PRIMARY ARTIST MANAGEMENT AND BOOKING:
Alaadeen is available for live and studio performance opportunities as a soloist and/or with his various groups. Alaadeen's recorded music on 'ASR Records is available for music licensing uses through the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
Contact: Fandeen Publishing Company, Inc. (KCMO)
Attn: Victoria Dunfee, Alaadeen's Personal Manager
NON-PROFIT AND TOURING ARTIST PROGRAM BOOKING:
Presenters booking Alaadeen's live performances and residency activities can be offered funding assistance through The Missouri Arts Council, The Kansas Arts Commission, and Mid-America Arts Alliance. Alaadeen is also an active member of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE).
Contact: IMC Artists Management, Inc. (New York)
Event Poster Download: http://www.alaadeen.com/alaadeensep10gig.jpg
Online: Visit Alaadeen's official website for current portfolio and press materials.