Jeremy Pelt [trumpet] Eric Alexander [tenor saxophone] Mike LeDonne [piano] Peter Washington [bass] Kenny Washington [drums]
The Heavy Hitters is a new collective quintet conceived by two of the music’s greatest artists: Pianist Mike LeDonne and saxophonist Eric Alexander. They join forces for this powerhouse ensemble with the fiery trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, the indispensable bassist Peter Washington, and the sublime swing of drummer Kenny Washington. These world-renowned musicians are the epitome of New York jazz and are known for bringing the heat and taking no prisoners. They are all familiar fan favorites at Smoke, too, and with LeDonne and Alexander leading the way, this constellation of masters is bound to cook up something to remember.