Heston

 

Apollo Music Café, January 13, 2012His voice rises and falls like ocean waves rolling over the white sands of his Dominica homeland. A guitar-welding troubadour whose tenor is as melodious as the island accent of his native tongue, Heston’s music soothes, cajoles, and ultimately envelopes listeners into a sensual atmosphere rich with whispered promises. The Atlanta-based artist is unabashedly romantic. His newest album,
reminds us why we are here—to love.

Dominica born, Philly schooled, and Atlanta refined, Heston is a largely self-taught singer/songwriter/arranger/producer and guitarist with the smooth, singular sound and the bohemian appearance has attracted a devoted following in Atlanta. He has partnered with Grammy winning producer Phil Driver, Khari Simmons (Jiva), and Sam Sims on his album Storyteller.  This e album earned Heston nominations for a BET-J Virtual Award for “Best Underground Artist” and two Soul Tracks Readers Choice Awards for “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist” and “Best New Artist of the Year.”

 

             

AFRO LATIN JAZZ SUITE

The Apollo Theater commissions this new work by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guests Cafe, Freddy “Huevito” Lobaton, Rudresh Manhanthappa along with Randy Weston, Billy Harper and Lewis Nash that also recasts Chico O’Farrill’s  jazz masterpiece Afro Cuban Jazz Suite 65 years later. MORE>> 

 

Harlem Jazz Shrines

The Apollo presents seven days of jazz heaven during the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival (May 4-10).  Events include Afro Latin Jazz Suite with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, a Family Showtime, Apollo Music Cafe performances, a Live Wire discussion on Harlem's music legacy and much more. MORE>>

 



The Apollo's 2013-2014 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
 
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.