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First Listen: 'Negro Manifesto' by Dana Murray

Join us for a special pre-release listening party for 'Negro Manifesto' - Percussionist and producer Dana Murray's debut LP on Ropeadope Records.

About Dana Murray:

As a native of Omaha, Dana began gigging wherever and whenever he could, including street corner performances. 

By the mid-'90s, Dana moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music on scholarship. Shortly thereafter, on the advice of jazz legends Max Roach and Victor Lewis, he moved to the center of the jazz universe, New York City.

From the mid-'90s to the early ‘00s, Dana became as involved as one could in the jazz scene, touring the world with Wynton Marsalis, gigging and recording with the likes of Donald Byrd, Jimmy Witherspoon, Roy Hargrove, Sherman Irby, Marc Cary and Russell Gunn, to name a few.

During his time in New York, Dana also found the time to play in several Broadway shows, including the rock opera 'Tommy'. "I tried not to limit myself to jazz." he says.   

As a producer, Dana has worked on records with a variety of local and commercial labels, including BlueNote. Most recently, he collaborated with Eric Revis on his latest album, “Sing Me Some Cry." Other recent collaborations include industry heavyweights Aloe Blacc, JD Allen, Caron Wheeler, Orrin Evans, Oliver Lake, Nasheet Waits as well as a host of up-and-coming artists.

Today, Dana's focus is on making music and collaborating with other artists to create unique sounds. 

'Negro Manifesto' will be released April 20th, 2018 on Ropeadope Records, and celebrated with a multi-media release show at the Slowdown in Omaha, Monday April 23rd. 

Later Event: April 21
Record Store Day