Rodney Green presents 'Jackson Miller'

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Last Show: Sunday 1 st March 2020

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Percussionist Rodney Green has been a fixture on the jazz scene since he was 17. Today he is a seasoned professional who has worked with the biggest names in jazz, including Charlie Haden, Ravi Coltrane, Lizz Wright, Eric Reed, Benny Green, Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, Greg Osby, Christian McBride, Joe Henderson, Diana Krall, Tom Harrell, Herbie Hancock and Dianne Reeves.

Some people seek out a career in music, and some just cannot escape it. As an only child growing up in Camden New Jersey, gospel music and musical instruments surrounded Rodney Green at home and in church, where he spent most of his time. His father was a preacher and organist, and his mother sang in church.

His desire to make his mark on the jazz scene had intensified, and one week after graduation, Green took the money that he had saved money from his gigs, and moved to the New York. He got on the scene and quickly developed a name for himself. He was a favorite sub and at only 17 years old, had a remarkable range and a reputation for being an extremely professional young musician. Word continued to spread about the talented young drummer, and Green spent the next couple of years playing with the likes of Christian McBride, Eric Reed, Greg Osby, Joe Henderson, Benny Green, Tom Harrell, and Mulgrew Miller. With a recommendation from bassist, Ben Wolfe, Green joined the band of vocalist Diana Krall at the age of 19.

His two-year tenure with Krall taught him a great deal about the business of music, and the importance of being a responsible, mature young professional. Today, Rodney Green is a seasoned professional with experience and skill beyond his years. He continues to grow and challenge himself creatively, stepping out as a leader with the Rodney Green Group, writing music and pursuing projects that interest him. For this young musician, who already has a wealth of gigs, experiences, tours and records behind him, the best is yet to come.

Band Lineup

Nicole Glover (tenor/soprano saxophone)

Tyrone Allen II (bass)

Rodney Green (drums and sound design)