Friday, July 15, 2016, 7 pm
From Duke, Fats, and Billie to Langston, Robeson, P. Diddy, and Jason Moran, throughout the past century Harlem has been an epicenter of cultural innovation and creativity. Artists of all genres boldly fuse traditional and contemporary ideas to keep the Harlem Renaissance thriving.
Led by composer, pianist, and producer Marc Cary and featuring an ensemble of the jazz scene’s finest musicians, this concert honors the visionaries and celebrates the modern masters who continue to make Harlem what it is. Joining Cary is a host of top jazz names out of NYC in a blend of musical influence and tradition including 14-year old organist prodigy Matthew Whitaker, trumpeter JS Williams, drummer Sameer Gupta, bassist Rashaan Carter, tap percussionist Jerry Clicquot and vocalist Terri Davis!
“There isn’t much in the modern-jazz-musician tool kit that Marc Cary hasn’t mastered…..” —Nate Chinen, New York Times