The Messenger Legacy

The Bach welcomes The Messenger Legacy, an elite line-up of alumni members of one of Jazz’s most influential bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The current lineup is led by Ralph Peterson, the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play at his side in the Jazz Messenger two drummer big band. Their goal is to preserve, protect and honor the legacy of a man who was much more than a bandleader to all of them. “Having multiple generations of Messengers represented in this band, this is the closest you can get to the source. This is the real deal.” -Ralph Peterson

Bobby Watson – Soprano Sax; Bill Pierce – Saxophone; Brian Lynch – Trumpet; Geoff Keezer – Piano; Essiet Essiet – Bass; Ralph Peterson – Drums