‘Prez Fest’ Concert to Celebrate Life of Milt Hinton

March 3 performance and continuing photo exhibit at NYC church

“Prez Fest,” a concert celebrating the life and music of bassist, photographer and NEA Jazz Master Milt Hinton will take place March 3 at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in New York City.

The program will include the documentary film Keeping Time: The Life, Music and
Photographs of Milt Hinton
at 3 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with moderator David G. Berger with Bill Crow, Dan Morgenstern, Rufus Reid and Joe Wilder.

“The Legend Wall,” a historical exhibit of the life of Hinton, featuring photographs by Hinton, is currently showing in the Living Room gallery at the church and will remain in place until March 3.

Norm Harris

Rufus Reid with Milt Hinton at the 12th Annual Veritas Friends of Charlie Parker event, New York City 2000


5:00 PM Jazz Vespers with Ben Williams

7:30 PM “The Keeping Time Concert” featuring the music Milt Hinton performed and the styles of ensembles with which he performed. Catherine Russell is the emcee.

• “The Judge Meets the Section” organized by Rufus Reid: A Bass Quintet of Milt Hinton Scholarship winners: Peter Dominguez, Fred Hunter, Mimi Jones aka Miriam Sullivan, Douglas Weiss and Sue Williams and bass soloist Elias Bailey
• Jay Leonhart
• Purchase Jazz Orchestra conducted by Todd Coolman with Catherine Russell, Frank Wess and Rufus Reid
• Gerald Clayton, Rodney Green and Rufus Reid with special guest Ron Carter
• Grand Finale: Large Bass Choir (at least 20 bassists) led by Rufus Reid and organized by Ike Sturm

$25 Ticket Donation (suggested) at the door
$15 Student Ticket Donation (suggested) with ID
$20 Ticket Donation (suggested) in Advance at: St. Peter’s Events.

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