Louis ‘Pops’ Armstrong and Lester ‘the Prez’ Young. What could be better? Lester Young has been called the most important jazz soloist between Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Trumpeter Benny Benack III and saxophonist Aaron Johnson take on the unique legacies of Pops and Prez, honoring their New Orleans’ roots with new takes on classic trad charts like Ain’t Misbehavin’, Bourbon Street Parade, and Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans. Join 23Arts for an afternoon of jazz and local libations right on Tannersville’s Main Street.
Benny Benack III, trumpet
Aaron Johnson, saxophone/clarinet
Mark Lewandowski, bass