Family Concert: Jazz Meets Gospel
Nov 09, 2013 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Returning home from a the national tour of Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the dynamic pianist and conductor Damien Sneed explores the deep and soulful connections between jazz and gospel music, drawing on the music of giants such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Wynton Marsalis to demonstrate how the styles have been combined to create important works. These engaging performances also feature organist Jammal Graham; soloists Tekesha Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Dr. Iona Locke; saxophonist Kenneth Whalum; and vocalists Chenee Campbell, Matia Washington, Lynette Rhett McNeil, Tiffany Stevenson, and Djore Nance.
A mainstay of Jazz at Lincoln Center's programming since 1992, the perennially popular Jazz for Young People series teaches key musical concepts and other fundamentals via hour-long, interactive, family-friendly concerts that illuminate the subject at hand with a light, amusing touch, while delving into a theme from another major performance of the season – in this case, Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian Mass.
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