12:00 - 2:00 pm
Coordinated by Abdul Latif, bassist, the workshop in jazz goes through the decades of the past century of jazz development. The Jazz Workshop functions as a rehearsal band which explores the wide and wonderful world of jazz as performed by a large ensemble.
Dr. Randy Ross (alto sax), Paul Batson (Guitar), Zak Astor (piano), Latif (bass), Ricardo Mowatt (drums). The Blue Morning Quintet evolved from Abdul Latif's jazz workshop at the World Stage in Los Angeles. Sly River's video camera captures our performance of "Sophisticated Lady" at a workshop concert in December 2006.