T.K. Blue – Alto Saxophonist

T.K. Blue, also known as Talib Kibwe has released his 9th CD as a leader entitled "Latin Bird", which has received rave reviews and critical acclaim.
When Mar 23, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Performing Art Center
Contact Phone 718-262-2559
AttendeesSuggested contribution: $10.00
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He took lesson form Billy Mitchell, the legendary tenor saxophonist with Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, eventually pursuing music as a career after receiving a full academic scholarship to New York University, where he began playing soprano & alto saxophone. He earned a bachelor’s degree in both music and psychology. TK Blue went on to earn a master’s degree in music education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University.

He received a commission from the NYSCA and Transart Inc. to compose a piece of music dedicated to the early African-American presence in the Hudson Valley area of upstate New York. T.K. chose to write a suite based on the life of Solomon Northup and his book Twelve Years a Slave.