Celebrate a uniquely American art form with Take 5: Jazz at SAAM, a series of free, live performances in the Kogod Courtyard with North Carolina native percussionist Tyler “Lefthand” Leak. Having studied with legendary creatives such as saxophonist Branford Marsalis, percussionist Ali Jackson, and bassist Aaron Mills, Leak has managed to cultivate a lane of his own—one which allows him to float amongst different genres, creating music that is both unique and inspiring. He is based in Washington DC, collaborating with leading musicians locally and worldwide. In the inaugural performance of this year’s series, Leak will present a tribute to fellow North Carolinian, jazz composer Max Roach. Attendees can also enjoy playing board games, and refreshments are available for purchase from the Courtyard Café.

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Add to Calendar 20240418 America/New_York 8th and G Streets, NW Washington DC Take 5: Jazz at SAAM with with Tyler Leak