One of the celebrated sons of the worldwide jazz community and the namesake of The Bonner Party, Joseph Bonner enjoyed musical tenures with several of the greatest jazz artists of all time, including Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Billy Harper and Pharaoh Sanders. He has released over a dozen albums as a leader as well as appearing on dozens more as a featured soloist and composer. Joseph was formally educated at Virginia State College, but his more significant learning transpired hanging out with Miles Davis and meeting John Coltrane. Influenced by Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner and Thelonius Monk, maestro Bonner’s improvisations employ his deep roots in modern jazz, gospel, blues, R&B and Latin forms.
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