04/26/12

11th Annual ‘A Great Night in Harlem’ on May 17

Concert to feature Stanley Jordan, Don Byron, Randy Weston, many others

The Jazz Foundation of America with presents the 11th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” concert at the Apollo Theater on May 17 at 7 p.m. Produced by Hal Willner, the show will feature performances by Macy Gray, Dr. John, Paquito D'Rivera, the Randy Weston African Rhythms Trio, Rebirth Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, David Johansen, Stanley Jordan, Essie Mae Brooks, Kansas City Band featuring Steven Bernstein, Geri Allen, James Carter, Christian McBride, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Mark Whitfield, Art Baron, and Jerry Dodgien, with others to be announced. Quincy Jones will serve as a special guest.

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Also, the 2012 Dr. Billy Taylor Humanitarian Award will be given to Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the Jazz Foundation at 212-245-3999, Ext. 10.

Ticket prices are as follows:
$1500 Concert (Premium Seating), pre-concert wine and snacks, gala dinner and VIP after-party
$500 Concert (Preferred Seating) and VIP after-party
$250 Concert only (Preferred Balcony Seating)
$100 Concert only (Balcony Seating)
$55 Concert only (Upper Balcony Seating)

The Jazz Foundation’s stated cause is as follows:

•Saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis. The Jazz Foundation now assist in over 6,000 cases a year, including hundreds of New Orleans musicians and their children still recovering from Katrina.

Programs Include:
•Preventing homelessness and evictions by paying rents and mortgages
•Creating dignified work through the Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program
•Providing free medical care and operations through partners at Englewood Hospital
•Keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through the Musicians' Emergency Fund

For more information, visit Jazz Foundation.

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