Samstag, 08. Juni 2019
16:30 Uhr, Stadl
Jean Toussaint - tenor sax.
Byron Wallen - trumpet
Dennis Rollins - trombone
Andrew McCormack - piano
Alec Dankworth - bass
Shane Forbes - drums
Born in the Caribbean,Toussaint grew up in St Thomas, the St Thomas of Rollins, and started playing sax in high school. After high school Toussaint attended the prestigious Berklee College of music in Boston USA.
While at Berklee, Toussaint was mentored by the great saxophonist/educator Billy Pierce. It was Pierce who recommended Toussaint to replace him in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982. He
stayed with the Messages for four and a half years, receiving international exposure.
Toussaint ﬁnally settled in London UK in the late eighties and has been a positive presence on the rich UK/European jazz scene since. He splits his time with live performances at festivals, clubs, concert halls everywhere and teaching and mentoring up and coming musicians in an eﬀort to help keep this vibrant art form called jazz music alive.
His newly released 11th CD JT Allstar 6tet "Brother Raymond" is available and received glowing reviews in all the Jazz press.