Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Ethnic Cultures

Monty Alexander's 70th Birthday - Jamaican to jazz at the Howard Theatre

See also

You wouldn't think that that making reggae sound jazzy would work, but it does when it's Monty Alexander who does it. He caresses the keys and draws out the soulfully jazzy side of reggae.

Monty Alexander will be at the Howard Theatre tonight, June 13, 2014 and will share the stage with Tony Rebel, Bob Andy, Duane Stephenson, Etienne Charles and Wayne Escoffery. He started out playing the piano at the tender age of 6 and was soon exploring jazz piano at age 14.

Alexander has played with jazz greats like Milt Jackson, Ernest Ranglin, Ed Thigpen and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Jimmy Griffin and Frank Morgan. He formed a reggae group in the 1990's and released several reggae albums with them.

An ode to his beloved Jamaica, this concert will bring together his two loves--jazz and reggae in one beautiful marriage of mellow jazz punctuated by the undulating pulse of reggae. To learn more about him and his music, visit his official website and become a fan on Facebook.

To learn more about his concert, visit the Howard Theatre website or call (202) 803-2899 for more information.

Advertisement

Life

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    Camera
    7 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Justin Bieber is jealous of Selena Gomez's relationship with  Cara Delevingne
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518339335" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518339335&autoStart=true"></div>
  • "Fifty Shades of Grey"
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SfZWFDs0LxA?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Ol' Dan has called it a day
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517680413" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517680413&autoStart=true"></div>