Elvis Costello, Quincy Jones, Others Headline 12th ‘A Great Night in Harlem’

Benefit for Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund takes place at Apollo Theater May 17

The 12th annual ‘A Great Night in Harlem’ benefit concert will take place May 17 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The performance benefits the Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. Scheduled performers, from the worlds of jazz, blues, R&B and rock, will include Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer, Jeffrey Wright, Steven Bernstein (who serves as musical director) and the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson and more.

Alan Scholl

Steven Bernstein performs at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, as part of the 2012 Undead Music Festival

Quincy Jones will also make a special appearance to pay homage to trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for Claude Nobs, the recently deceased Montreux Jazz Festival founder. The concert is being produced by Hal Willner. The Apollo Theater is located at 253 West 125 Street, New York City (between 7th & 8th Ave.). Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets range from $75 (balcony), $150 (upper mezzanine), $300 (lower mezzanine), $500 preferred lower mezzanine) to $1500 (VIP cocktail party, orchestra seating and dinner) and are available for online purchase, or for purchase over the phone at 212-245-3999 ext 10.

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