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.
  • What Performance Performing and Fine Arts student featured Public Performing Arts
  • When Mar 23, 2012 11:00 PM to Mar 24, 2012 01:00 AM (UTC / UTC0)
  • Where Performing Art Center
  • Contact Phone 718-262-2559
  • Attendees Suggested 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.