Rudy Royston

Latin jazz Network

It may be a while before we see a repeat of this past week’s amazing lineup of jazz performances. After all, when you can see saxophonist Bobby Watson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and pianist/singer Eliane Elias all within a span of just five day, that’s something special. Still, this week finds some serious sounds coming to town.           

Ron Miles & Rudy Royston Quintet | Aug 20

Aug 15, 2017

Ron Miles & Rudy Royston Quintet, two nights at Dazzle! The quintet is: Ron Miles-cornet, Rudy Royston-drums, Solomon Chapman-piano, Hank Roberts-cello, and Thomas Morgan-bass - two nights at Dazzle.

Dazzle Jazz presents Shamie Royston Trio Plus with Rudy Royston & Yasushi Yakamura on Friday, September 23 at 7 and 9pm.

7pm Tickets

9pm Tickets

We close out March-Women's History Month spotlighting three new releases that have women as leaders. The honey-toned vocalist Cassandra Wilson is back with a tribute to Billie Holiday one of several to be issued throughout 2015, the centennial of her birth. On Coming Forth by Day, Ms. Wilson decided to focus on the lyrics of Billie's most poignant songs and sing them from the heart. Since debuting in 1997, pianist Lisa Hilton continues to rise up on the scale of musicians deserving of wider recognition, her latest Horizons features Aurora's own, Rudy Royston on drums.

The basic story behind drummer Rudy Royston's first album sounds like that of many sidemen in jazz. He moved to the New York area. His talent got him into bands led by higher-profile artists like Bill Frisell, JD Allen, Ben Allison and Dave Douglas. And when it came time to document his own composing and arranging, he could rely on the network he had tapped into.