Attucks Jazz: Howard Curtis
  • October 22, 2022
  • The Attucks Theatre
  • 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510
  • (757) 282-2822
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $25

John Toomey, piano; Jimmy Masters, bass; Eddie Williams, saxophone
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:30 pm 

Howard Curtis first knew he wanted to be a drummer when he heard a high school drum line. “It was the most powerful sound I’d ever heard,” he said. Born in Williamsburg, he made a career in music right here in Virginia—despite years of professional urging that he make the New York jazz scene. A sought-after player up and down the East Coast, he has played at major jazz festivals across the U.S. and around the world, and has performed and/or recorded with such great artists as Lionel Hampton, Rosemary Clooney, Amiri Baraka, Rene Marie, Jon Faddis, Ellis Marsalis, and many more. A veteran educator at several Virginia universities, Curtis is now a full professor at Kunst University in Graz, Austria. He returns to Hampton Roads for this Attucks Jazz Club performance, and a reunion with the jazz artists and fans he has made great music with in the past.