Saturday jazz club! when lights are low…
June 18th, 7:30-10pm: The Ways & Means Committee

Before heading out to Europe with Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids this summer, bassist Heshima Mark Williams gets in another session with the Ways & Means Committee, a project of three horn players whose vocations are in medicine and business, but whose hearts are in jazz — two are on board for this date: Dr. Gary Bean on trumpet and flugelhorn and Michael Bush on alto sax.

The Ways & Means Committee — trumpeter Gary Bean and alto player Michael Bush, with a a superb rhythm section — Art Khu on piano, Heshima Mark Williams on bass and Ele Howell on drums — is joined tonight by tenor player D’Armous Boone, subbing for previously scheduled Howard Wiley, himself standing in for WMC core member Dr. David Farrazares, who can’t make the gig either.

Mark Williams with Ways and Means

Gary Bean, trumpet; David Ferrazares, tenor sax; Heshima Mark Williams, bass; Art Khu, piano; Ele Howell, drums – Bird & Beckett, Aug. 15, 2015. photo (c) Angela Bennett.