Fans were treated to a special performance Saturday night by two of the greats of jazz.
Legendary percussionist Candido, who will turned 96 in April, and heralded saxophonist and composer T.K. Blue performed at the Community Awareness Series event, which was presented in collaboration with the Jazz Foundation of America.
Candido and Blue were given city proclamations by Jersey City Councilman Jermaine Robinson at the Miller branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library.
Candido Candido is considered the most recorded conga drummer in the history of jazz. He is well known for his contributions to the development of mambo and Afro-Cuban jazz and has recorded and performed with seemingly everybody in the field.
Blue has performed all with internationally acclaimed artists such as Abdullah Ibrahim, Randy Weston, Chico Hamilton, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Scott and Daoud-David Williams, the founder of the Community Awareness Series.
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