It's a Hardbop Life
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It's a Hardbop Life is the first Off-Broadway play to feature an entire cast of jazz musicians.[not in citation given] The play, written by trombonist Gregory Charles Royal, was developed from Royal's weekly engagement at Birdland in New York City called The Art Blakey Jazz Messenger Review during 2001.[not in citation given]
The play debuted at the New York JVC Jazz Festival in July, 2004.
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