Singer Mahalia Jackson and vibraphonist Milt Jackson will be saluted in separate Renaissance Jazz & Gospel Brunch events at New York’s MIST Harlem this month.
The salute to Jackson features Sandra Reaves-Phillips and takes place Feb. 16, with sets at noon and 2 p.m. Phillips will be joined by Esther Blue on keyboard and Larry Williams on drums.
The Milt Jackson tribute will occur the following Sunday, Feb. 23, also at noon and 2. The show will feature a first-time meeting of vibist Monte Croft and two members of Jackson’s own rhythm section, pianist Mike LeDonne and bassist Bob Cranshaw.
MIST Harlem is located at 46 West 116th St. (between Lenox and Fifth Ave.). The cost is $24.99. For reservations call 866-317-1152 or go to MIST Harlem.