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Our annual Revive Stage at the Winter Jazz Fest will take place on Friday, January 9th and Saturday, January 10th at The Bitter End. On keep reading »

We will be taking over The Bitter End from 1/9 through 1/10 for the 2015 Winter Jazz Fest featuring a mélange of artists including Wallace Roney, keep reading »

NPR will be broadcasting highlights from the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9 PM. The broadcast will feature several large-ensemble pieces written by Wayne keep reading »

Wallace Roney and his orchestra will be performing at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater on Saturday, August 23rd for the Charlie Parker Festival. Also performing keep reading »

We are pleased to announce a very special concert taking place on Jan. 9th for the 2014 Winter Jazzfest. Summerstage and Revive Music have partnered keep reading »

Wallace Roney is one of those elder statesmen of the trumpet that still gets up on the bandstand week after week and proves to audiences night after night why we pair his name with such respect. Roney takes the idea of innovation in music very seriously and as we prepare for his run at Smalls Jazz Club this week, we’re taking a look at some words of wisdom that Mr. Roney has shared with us in the past.

On Saturday, January 19th, the legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney will grace the stage at Ginny’s Supper Club with his hard-hitting Jazz Quintet. Having played in the historic Tony Williams band, as well as with master drummers Art Blakey and Elvin Jones, Wallace is a virtuoso who apprenticed under Miles Davis.

With the Lee Morgan Story taking on new life this past week at Le Poisson Rouge, we’ve got some new insight into the project and a collection of great video and photos from the historic night that saw legendary trumpeter Wallace Roney take the stage in tribute to the late Lee Morgan. Originally brought to us by the dynamic duo of Ben Williams and John Robinson, the night also featured Marc Cary on keys, Justin Brown on drums, Leron Thomas on trumpet, and Raydar Ellis (DJ/Emcee).

We know this week has passed you by too quickly and so we planned ahead and made you this week’s roundup! Here is what you missed…

Wallace Roney is having a career that many jazz musicians would envy. He is the protégé of Miles Davis and played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, but has worked hard to create his own sound. As a young musician coming up in Manhattan, Roney maintained a growing reputation on the trumpet, though he didn’t even own one of his own at the time. After playing a tribute to his Miles Davis, Roney got the chance of a lifetime to meet his idol who proceeded to give him a trumpet of his own. He recently shared his thoughts with The Revivalist on his mentors, where jazz has been and where he thinks it could go.