October 2, 2018 – 12pm
Taru Alexander is an award-winning American jazz drummer, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is a son of jazz legend Roland Alexander, an American post-bop jazz tenor saxophone player from Boston, Massachusetts. During his three decades of professional successful career, Taru appeared as a sideman on more than fifty albums.
As a leader, Taru recorded in 2014 album titled KoJo Time released under the JAZZLEADSHEETS.COM label paying tribute to his father, legendary tenor saxophone player Roland Alexander by playing his original compositions.
Taru performed domestically and internationally with Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Roland Alexander, Roy Hargrove, Carlos Garnett, Rodney Kendrick, Branford Marsalis, Danny Mixon, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett, Reggie Workman, Bill Saxton, Kenny Davis, Lonnie Plaxico, Bill Lee and many more…
Featuring: Taru Alexander – drums, Benito Gonzales – piano, and Radu Ben Judah – bass
First set: 12pm-12:45pm (15 min break)
Second set: 1pm-1:45pm
Greater Calvary Baptist Church – 43-55 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027