Maurice Lyles Quartet
|4:00 PM||The Maurice Lyles Quartet||Performance||Atrium|
Maurice Lyles is one of Washington’s finest jazz drummers. A student of the acclaimed Philly Joe Jones, he played his first gig in a show headlined by Stepin’ Fetchit at the Republic Gardens on U Street. He went on the play with many of the
greats including baritone saxophonist Leo Parker, Jimmy Heath, Earl
“Fatha” Hinds, Roy Eldridge and Sarah Vaughn. 1968, Maurice invented the Rhythm
Stick attaching woodblock, washboard, cowbells, tambourine, African bells—anything to make interesting sounds. Currently he performs jazz standards, pop, Latin and Be-bop with both his trio and quintet saying that as long as he has his health and strength, he intends to play.