Roy-al Family Panel Discussion – June 9

March 30, 2012

Open Panel Discussion with Craig, Graham and Roy Haynes
Moderated by
Billy Hart

@THE RAVEN THEATER
115 North Street | 2-4pm | FREE

Why is the music of NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes important? What kind of influence has he had on drums? On the jazz world at large? What is it about Roy that has made him one of the most sought-after drummers in jazz history?

Any artist who has worked with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Lester Young, Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Chick Corea has something going on that deserves being discussed. In honor of 2012 Healdsburg Jazz Festival Headliner Roy Haynes, fans are encouraged to attend a panel discussion on jazz’s Roy-al family.

Roy Haynes will air his thoughts and take questions, and his sons, drummer Craig Haynes and cornetist/ electronic music artist Graham Haynes, will talk about what it was like to grow up with a dad who happened to be a star in the jazz firmament. They’ll talk about how he encouraged them and influenced them.

Billy Hart, a first-call drummer from a slightly later generation who teaches at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, the New School and New York University, will moderate and discuss Roy’s impact on drummers and on the jazz world in general. Perhaps he’ll reveal some tricks he learned from Roy–or vice versa!

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