On Aug. 28, the Benning Neighborhood Library will be transformed into a musical epicenter, where chamber music and jazz converge in selections crafted by famed Weather Report bassist Andrew Nathaniel White III.
The Georgetown Quintet will perform White’s “Three Jazz Parodies” for woodwind quintet and alto saxophone and “Sinfonia/Adagio/Badinerie” along with other selections.
Heard on electric bass and English horn on Weather Report’s album Sweetnighter, White helped catapult the jazz-fusion band to international acclaim in 1973. He has also performed on tenor saxophone with The Julius Hemphill Saxophone Sextet, on electric bass with The Fifth Dimension and Stevie Wonder and on oboe with The American Ballet Theatre.
In addition to his work on stage, White is frequently dubbed the “Keeper of the Trane,” and is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on jazz legend John Coltrane’s music.
The musicologist and Howard University music graduate is also a musical transcriber, publisher and author of Trane and Me.
The District native’s Aug. 28 concert with the Georgetown Quartet, an ensemble established in 2005, celebrates White’s 68th birthday on Sept. 6.
The Benning Neighborhood Library is located at 3935 Benning Road N.E. For more information call 202-281-2583 or e-mail email@example.com.