Reggie Workman made his mark in the 1960s and 1970s as one of the most influential bass players in modern jazz — and he’s still performing today.
Workman performed on legendary albums from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane (to name just a few).
And just this year Workman was named a 2020 Jazz Master awardee by the National Endowment for the Arts.
In celebration of what would have been Coltrane’s 93rd birthday this week (Sept. 23rd), Workman will perform a tribute to his former bandmate at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Workman will be joined by saxophonist and flutist Rafael Statin, pianist Ian Finkelstein and drummer Alex White.