Arts, Culture & Fun: John Cooksey Spontaneous Combustion Quintet
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, the John Cooksey Spontaneous Combustion Quintet brings their exciting sound to the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell.
Cooksey is a drummer, writer and producer and has performed with Ashford and Simpson, Roy Ayers, Noel Pointer, Phyllis Hyman, Micheal Urbaniak, Carlos Garnett, the late Kenny Kirkland, The Persuaders, Talking Heads with David Byrne and Brian Eno, Patience Higgins, Marcus Persiani, Joey Morant, Blues singers Ray Shinnery and Slam Allen and a host of others.
He has worked extensively with the famed producer Patrick Adams, for the Atlantic, Sal-Soul, RCA, and Arista labels. Lately, he can be heard around Harlem with Nathan Lucas (often at the Red Rooster), and his own Spontaneous Combustion group, which performs as a quintet at this special event.
The event is sponsored by Council Member Bill Perkins.
Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.