2023 Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Watch Party
Saturday 7:30 pm
941 S Main Street
FREE EVENT! Donations to support CRCA will be accepted. Join CRCA Jazz Series and Star Vision International Records for an evening of phenomenal jazz presented by the 2023 Jazz Masters Award
FREE EVENT! Donations to support CRCA will be accepted.
Join CRCA Jazz Series and Star Vision International Records for an evening of phenomenal jazz presented by the 2023 Jazz Masters Award Recipients and a host of other performers. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the show.
About the Jazz Masters Tribute Concert:
Join us for a rousing concert honoring the esteemed recipients of the 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship: violinist Regina Carter, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and drummer Louis Hayes—as well as Sue Mingus, recipient of the 2023 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy, who passed away in September 2022.
Hosted by Mark Ruffin of SiriusXM’s Real Jazz channel (67), this one-night-only concert will feature performances by honorees Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, and Louis Hayes. Additional performers include Rudy Bird, Michael Bowie, Keith Brown, Ronald Bruner, Abraham Burton, Adam Cruz, Dezron Douglas, Kalia Ferretti, Alvester Garnett, Sarah Hanahan, David Hazeltine, Corcoran Holt, Steve Nelson, Shawn Purcell, Melvis Santa, Helen Sung, Camille Thurman, and The String Queens—Dawn Michelle Johnson, Kendall Isadore, and Elise Sharp. (Performers subject to change.)
The concert will also include video tributes to the honorees, illuminating their lives and careers, as well as remarks by NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD; President of the Kennedy Center Deborah F. Rutter; honorees Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, and Louis Hayes; and Roberto and Emma Ungaro, representing honoree Sue Mingus.
The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.
This concert marks the culmination of the 40th anniversary celebration of the NEA Jazz Masters program.
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