Jazz drumming superstars Kenny Washington & Joe Farnsworth will visit RIJF and will present their own version of a straight up slugfest in the old school jazz tradition. Expect magical fireworks and epic explosions as these two masters trade back and forth punches (with much love)!
Kenny Washington is the premiere straight ahead drummer of this generation, having toured with countless jazz giants including Johnny Griffin, Milt Jackson, Cedar Walton, and Bill Charlap. He is also in demand as the most sought out teacher of this generation.
Joe Farnsworth is one of Kenny's protégés from the 1980’s who has gone onto perform with most of the same jazz giants including Cedar, McCoy, Pharoah Sanders and George Coleman.
Together Kenny & Joe have been staging drum battles for years but this is their very first one "on the road" at Rochester's famed international jazz fest. Jazz drumming at the highest level of mastery, not to be missed!