First Edition Jazz Trio

First Edition Trio: Alexander Smith, Damu Sudi Alii, and Michael Spencer

Jazz is a revolution, and it’s coming to San Leandro.

We’re here to have a ball.
— Art Blakey

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
— Charles Mingus

I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.
— John Coltrane

We hope you will join us!

San Leandro Arts Council Jazz SeriesTwo evenings of Jazz: the music and the history

With Damu Sudi Alii and The First Edition Trio

Damu has a legendary presence as performer and ultimate music professional on the national Blues and Jazz scenes. He teaches music theory and travels widely, sharing what he first started learning in Bryan, Texas, nearly 60 years ago. Damu and his group, The First Edition Jazz Ensemble, will be performing original classic jazz by Jabari Alii.

When: Friday and Saturday, September 12 & 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave.

Tickets (available at the Main Library):
General Admission: $15/$20 at the door 
General Special: 2 tickets/$25 (in advance)
Seniors (60+), Students $10/$15 at the door

Brought to us by the Arts Council of San Leandro, in partnership with the San Leandro Main Library.

Damu Sudi Alii and jazz trio First Edition