We will present a special concert featuring current students and recent graduates of our Heritage School of Music. The concert features trombonist Jeffrey Miller(pictured), now in his second year on a full scholarship at The Juilliard School, along with trumpeter John Michael Bradford and clarinetists Will Hightower, both in their first year on full scholarships at the Berklee College of Music. Also performing will be current students Jud Mitchell (bass),Ronald Clay (guitar) and Karen Antunez (vocals), and recent alum Thomas Glass (drums).
The concert takes place on Saturday, Nov. 28, and begins at8:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required.
Tickets will be available starting Monday, Nov. 2, starting at10 a.m. To reserve tickets, follow this link.
Definitive Hammond b3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith is the jazz, groove, and R&B guru of the music industry. Having recorded on over seventy albums with masters such as George Benson and Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie is one of the few jazz artists to successfully and continuously cut across almost all genres of music; from covers of the Beatles and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums to Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane and Beck. Jazz Times magazine describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!” The Doctor will be in the house tonight with dynamic saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr and his trio with Detroit Brooks on guitar and Joe Dyson on drums. Donald Harrison is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style which merges jazz with modern R&B, second-line, hip-hop, Mardi Gras Indian tradition and reggae rhythms. At age 19 Harrison began working with Roy Haynes, by 20 Jack McDuff and by 21 joined Art Blakely’s Jazz Messengers. A few years later, he co-led a band with Terence Blanchard that had an enormous impact on the development of the "neo-conservative" movement. Donald has worked with other notables including Lena Horne, Spike Lee, Eddie Palmieri and hip-hop groups Jazzmatazz, The Notorious BIG, and Digable Planets. The New York Times raves “Mr. Harrison turned out to be one of the most musicologically literate jazz players to come out in ages!”