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The North Atlantic Jazz Alliance

  • The Cordova Center 608 1st St Cordova, AK, 99574 United States (map)

Please join us for a special performance by the North Atlantic Jazz Alliance on Wedensday July 17, 7pm at the North Star Theater in The Cordova Center.

NAJA is a German-American Composers Ensemble with some of the finest West-Coast and German Jazz Recording Artists who are also veteran Jazz Educators.

NAJA Artists are:

Marshall Hawkins (bass, Miles Davis), Paul Kreibich (drums, Ray Charles), Markus Burger (piano), James Linahon (trumpet, Frank Sinatra) and Jan von Klewitz (alto sax, Maceo Parker).

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has selected the short film "TRANE & MILES" with music by NAJA for its archives. The film depicts a seminal series of meetings between tenor saxophone legend John Coltrane and pioneering trumpeter Miles Davis during the creation of the biggest selling jazz album in music history, “Kind of Blue.”

Part of the soundtrack will be featured during the concert, along with other selections from their repertoire.

NAJA musician (and camp instructor) Marshall Hawkins will be celebrating his 80th birthday!