Jazz Foundation of America presents . . . at Word Up

JazzFoundation_Feb2014Jazz Foundation of America Presents . . .
Sunday, February 16
3–5 PM

Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
Free (donations welcome)This Sunday afternoon, the Jazz Foundation of America presents Mark Johnson (drums), Charles Davis (saxophone), Whitney Marchelle (vocals), Linda Hudson (piano) and Guillermo Edghill (bass) at Word Up.

Mark Johnson – Drums
A recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts grant, Mark has played and toured with such artists as Abbey Lincoln, Walter Davis Jr., Cassandra Wilson, Jackie McLean, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Steve Coleman and David Murray to name just a few. He is currently on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, NY.

Charles Davis – Saxophone 
“Charles Davis is the kind of musician worth paying attention to,” said Ben Ratliff, jazz critic of The New York Times. “He owns the secrets of the past.” In Charles’ more than 50 years on the scene, he has performed with such jazz legends as Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Dinah Washington, Clark Terry, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, John Coltrane and Kenny Dorham.

Whitney Marchelle – Vocals 
Whitney Marchelle is an Internationally distributed recording and performance artist in Jazz, Pop,and Blues. She has worked with Wycliffe Gordon,Clark Terry, Wayne Newton, Eddie Henderson, and Quincy Jones.

Linda Hudson – Piano 
Linda Hudson has over 40 years experience in the music business as a performer, teacher, conductor, band leader, counselor, coach, administrator, copyist, arranger, composer, and accompanist. She has led her own 16-piece band, worked with Dr. Barry Harris, and was the arranger and pianist for August Wilson’s A Piano Lesson at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference.

Guillermo Edghill – Bass
A veteran bassist from the Bronx, Edghill is especially well known in Latin Jazz, making many appearances with legends like Ray Barretto and Mongo Santamaria, on record labels like Vaya and Fania.

The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) is committed to providing financial, medical and legal assistance to those great jazz and blues veterans who have paid their dues by making a lifetime of this music and find themselves in crisis due to illness, age and/or circumstance. Find out more at http://jazzfoundation.org/


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