Drummer Ali Jackson is the man in the hot seat, with the stories to prove it
Published: January 26, 2011
Asked if he's mapped out his sons' musical future, Ali explains: "I'm different than my dad. My dad made me play. My sons are exposed to the music, but I don't make them play. I didn't have a choice. If they develop an affinity for the music, they have access to it, and they can hang out and listen to some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world."
Of course, that includes their dad as well.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium, 825 North University, Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org. The concert is to include music from their newest disc, Vitoria Suite, celebrating the blues and music of the Basque region of Spain.
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