Odean Pope,Terry Lawson, Alan Nelson, Mike Merritt, Warren McLendon, Lacy White and Colmare Duncan
Concessions will be available before the show and during intermission.
READ/WATCH: NPR Feature on Jymie Merritt
Formed by Jymie Merritt in 1962, the Forerunners are a Philadelphia band that uses mathematics rather than imitation as a tool for gaining access to and exploring the energies of the historical forces of jazz music, the pioneers of jazz to whom the term “forerunner” pays tribute. The Forerunners are now led by Jymie’s son, bassist Mike Merritt. Mike has been a member of late-night TV host Conan O’Brien’s band since 1993 and has worked with an impressive group of artists including Levon Helm, Phoebe Snow, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Osborne and many more.