"a sextet of equally undisputed authorities and alumni of the Blakey tradition."
– Glide Magazine

The Messenger Legacy is an elite line-up of alumni members of one of Jazz’ most influential bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

This group of musicians wishes to preserve, protect and honor the legacy of a man who was much more then a bandleader to all of them. This group has the potential of launching renewed appreciation for one of the most important institutions of apprenticeship in American music history.

Ralph Peterson (drums)
Bobby Watson (saxophone)
Bill Pierce (saxophone)
Essiet Essiet (bass)
Geoff Keezer (piano)
Brian Lynch (trumpet)

Learn More: http://ralphpetersonmusic.virb.com/messenger-legacy