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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tickets ON-LINE: - Phone: 1-888-71-Tickets

Billy Harper Sextet: Dec. 12, 2015 - 8 PM - Tickets Available on - Venue: The New Hazlett Theater: Directions and Parking Info
Kente Arts in February: Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet: Feb. 27, 2016 - Tickets Available on - Venue: The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Kente Arts in March: An Evening with Lizz Wright: March 12, 2016 - Venue: The August Wilson Center - Look for Ticket Info Soon
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    Billy Harper and his All-Star Sextet

    Francesca Tanksley, piano
    Freddie Hendrix, trumpet
    Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophone
    Aaron Scott, drums
    Michael Bowie, bass
    Billy Harper, tenor saxophone

    Concert Date: December 12, 2015

    Venue: The New Hazlett Theater

    Tickets On-Line:

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    Jeff “Tain” Watts

    Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention.

    Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music.

    Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards.

    Concert Date: February 27, 2016

    Venue: The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

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    Lizz Wright

    What people are saying...

    “It would not be hyperbolic to describe Lizz Wright as an awesome [Wright] stands in a direct line of descent from Odetta through Tracy Chapman, singers whose source of sustenance is the African-American spiritual tradition.” - New York Times

    “Lizz Wright’s voice is a national treasure.” - Upscale Magazine

    Concert Date: March 12, 2016

    Venue: The August Wilson Center

Billy Harper - Song Title: Time and Time Again

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OUTLETS: Dorsey’s Records - Homewood • Stedeford’s Record Shop – Northside • Jamil's Global Village – East End

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A Four Part Interview Series with Musician Jay Willis

Interview Part 1
Mensah Wali has a conversation with musician Jay Willis about his youth and how he got involved playing music.

Interview Part 2
Jay Willis talks about the bands he played with in his youth and those that influenced his musical direction.

Interview Part 3
Mensah Wali talks with Jay Willis about the different aspects his career and how his musical interests developed over time.

Interview Part 4
Jay discusses the legends of Jazz and how they influence other musicians, and the goal of a musicians and how they connect with the audience.


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