Marshall Hawkins tells it like it is

Photo by Anna Pechanec AnchetaSherry Williams and the combo deliver another sizzling classic. (Sherry Williams; Bob Boss, guitar; Marshall Hawkins, bass; Charlie Owens, tenor sax; Brett Sanders, drums.) ■ Anna Pechanec Ancheta / Contributed Jazz starts with our earliest memories of a heartbeat or pulse. Sunday night’s concert at Diamond Valley Arts Center with Hawkins’ Modern Jazz Seahawk orchestra offered a history of our Afro American jazz heritage through vivid illustrations of drumming, dancing and song. Marshall Hawkins, director of jazz studies at Idyllwild Arts Academy, presented Najite Agindotan drumming to open the concert and followed up with a bass soliloquy. When he finished his soulful piece, Marshall asked the audience

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