|Saturday Night Music: Johnny Yancey Jazz Quartet
Saturday, June 19 2010, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
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Saturday Nights means Music in the Folklore Store.
Johnny Yancey was born and "home-grown" in Memphis in 1955. His brother, the late Jesse Nelson Yancey, who
played saxophone, was an early musical inspiration to Johnny. While in
high school, Johnny was introduced to jazz music by his band
director, James Keyes, and was mentored by senior classmate, pianist
has been honing his musical skills for over 23 years with locally and
nationally recognized musicians playing all types of music from jazz,
gospel, classical, blues, and rhythm and blues to reggae (Alvin
Baptiste, Billy Pierce, Donald Brown, Terry Lynn Carrington, James
Williams, Herman Green, Floyd Newman, Zaid Nassar, and others).
Always a lover of big bands and jazz orchestras, Johnny was inspired to form his own orchestra (The Sancturary Jazz Orchestra)
in 2002 when he performed his first tribute to the great Duke
Ellington. Today, his namesake Johnny Yancey Big Band successfully
draws the best and the brightest of Memphis' local musicians and music
educators of diverse ages, races, and cultures.
Location: The Folklore Store
Contact: CSF 901.525.3655 or