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The Cookers: Legendary All-Star Jazz Band Live at the Annenberg for PSJazzFest!

With each member of this legendary jazz group having four decades of experience in the jazz world, The Cookers are the greatest jazz super-band working. A performance that will blow the roof off!

$75, $40, $25 (1 hr)

Category: Live Music Performance, Annenberg Theater, PSJazzFest

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The Cookers have made a significant impact on the jazz world, as both leaders and sidemen since the 1960s, with fresh, challenging, boundary-pushing music. Founded by trumpeter David Weiss, the band is made up of a dizzying array of jazz giants.
Fiery tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, is a veteran of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and led a succession of several influential albums, including the iconic Capra Black.  
New Orleans-born tenor giant Donald Harrison honed his powerful approach with drummers Art Blakey and Roy Haynes and is a major figure representing Crescent City jazz at its best.
Audacious trumpeter Eddie Henderson gained fame as part of Herbie Hancock's influential electric Mwandishi group, releasing over 20 sessions.
Pianist George Cables is one of jazz’s most enduring composers and performers, with over 20 albums under his belt as leader and has worked with Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, and Joe Henderson.
Bass legend Cecil McBee has led a storied career recording and performing with a wide range of artists, from Pharoah Sanders and Sam Rivers to Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd.
Drummer Billy Hart cut his teeth with Herbie Hancock’s sextet, Eddie Harris, Miles Davis, and Stan Getz among countless others before establishing himself as a superlative bandleader.
From their inception and release of their debut album, Warriors, and their 4 subsequent critically acclaimed albums, The Cookers have decidedly been a band, not a one-off assemblage of veterans playing a predictable list of standards. Quite the opposite – they are a cohesive unit performing their own finely wrought compositions with more fire and passion than the generations of musicians they’ve inspired.
“(They) are some of the best composers, arrangers and musicians we have in jazz, and they’re working together in one of the most exciting super-groups we’ve seen in a long, long time.” –DOWNBEAT

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 $75 VIP Front Orchestra 

$40 Premier Center Orchestra

$25 General Admission: Rear Orchestra

Things to Know
This event is for 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is PSJazzFest.

Event Check-in Location
The Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: VanGelder Studio by John Abbott – The Cookers Gallery – Lisa Hagen Glynn – Jos L. Knaepen – Leigh Webber

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