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Called "an eight ball in the side pocket" by Thelonious Monk and "the father of modern drumming" by Pat Metheny, and "one of the seven wonders of modern jazz" by Billboard, legendary drummer Roy Haynes has been the pulse of jazz percussion for more than five decades, directing the course of jazz improvisation with his intelligent and joyous drumming. Haynes has played with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and many others, lending his unflagging energy and marvelous invention to thousands of performances and recordings. The only living musician who shared the stage with Charlie Parker on Birdland's opening night in December of 1949, Roy Haynes recently celebrated Birdland's 60th Anniversary by headlining with his 'Fountain of Youth quartet. Now, one year later, don't miss his return, as he continues to forge new paths in jazz with his "hard swing" style.

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