EVENT: 2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 2: A Salute to Women in Bebop
DATE: Mon, March 11, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
2019 Women's Jazz Festival WEEK 2: A Salute to Women in Bebop
The Schomburg Center’s Annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. The 2019 festival is slated for each Monday in March – March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Join us for a Salute to Women in Bebop curated by musican, Jazz composer, and Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray. Murray has composed original music for Two River Theater's production of Oo-Bla-Dee created by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor. Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II.
Performing this evening are Gabrielle Murphy (alto saxophone and flute), Brandon McCune (piano), Mimi Jones (bass), and Eli Fountain (percussion and drums).
Week 1: March 4 - Dear Nina
With Drea d'Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic.
Week 2: March 11 - A Salute to Women in Bebop
Curated by musican and composer Diedre L. Murray, Oo-Bla-Dee
Week 3: March 18 - A Woman’s Perspective, We March On
With Lakecia Benjamin, saxophonist/bandleader
General Admission $35
Schomburg Society Member* $25
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