Visual Arts

Artists Seen: Sabu Adeyola

by / Mar. 1, 2017 12am EST

Sabu Adeyola is a bass player best known for his work with pianist Ahmad Jamal. Born in Buffalo and educated at UB, Adeyola was a protége of Charles Mingus, appeared on recordings by Pat Metheny and Gary Burton, and has performed at venues around the world with such major artists as Abbey Lincoln, Charlie Byrd, Dexter Gordon, “Big” Joe Turner, Grover Washington Jr., and Cassandra Wilson. He is a frequent collaborator with other acclaimed players who share his deep Buffalo ties, including fellow bassist Juini Booth (with whom he performs in the duo Two Bass Hit), George Caldwell, and the late Al Tinney. For more information, visit or

Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit for more information.