Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut (P/Arts) and The Woodstock Academy are proud to welcome drummer and three-time Grammy Award recipient, Lenny White and Friends for an evening of Jazz at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Center for the Arts at The Woodstock Academy.
Make your evening extra special by attending the preshow reception at 6 p.m. at the head of school’s home. For $100, you’ll be treated to hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the reception and premium parking and seating for the show.
We are excited to also offer a Masterclass and live learning session with Lenny White from 5:30-6:30 p.m. giving you the opportunity to see behind the scenes and learn from the best! Reserve your spot for just $2 in addition to any level show ticket.
ABOUT THE MUSICIAN:
Lenny White is best known for holding the drum chair of Chick Corea's Return To Forever in the 1970s. White is self-taught on drums and started his career on top, playing regularly with Jackie McLean (1968) and recording the legendary fusion album Bitches Brew with Miles Davis in 1969. White was soon working with some of the who's who of jazz including Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Stanley Clarke, and Stan Getz among others. As a member of Return To Forever during 1973-1976, White gained a strong reputation as one of the top fusion drummers, but he was always versatile enough to play in many settings. After the breakup of Return to Forever, White headed several fusion projects and his work with the Echoes of An Era (featuring Chaka Khan) and the Griffith Park all-star groups have been widely acclaimed.