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APOLLO MUSIC CAFE: New Voices in Jazz – Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead
March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - March 13, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Ticket Prices Start At Just $20
About The Show
Apollo Music Cafe: New Voices in Jazz
Featuring Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead
A collaboration with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead features 24 next generation musicians in their mid-teens to age 25 performing swinging and contemporary, original works as a closing event of a preceding two-week residency program at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Under the direction of Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, the Jazz Ahead faculty* include Carmen Lundy, Andre Hayward, Cyrus Chestnut, Eric Revis, J D Allen, and Eric Harland.
Betty Carter, who possessed one of this era's most extraordinary voices, was devoted to jazz education. Her Jazz Ahead program, which she brought to the Kennedy Center in 1998 from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has helped launch the careers of several of today's stars, including Cyrus Chestnut, Jason Moran, and Jacky Terrasson.
Hosted by Jodine Dorce
Featuring DJ Hard Hittin' Harry
$10 Food and Beverage Minimum*
Apollo Music Cafe
Harlem's Best Kept Secret
The Apollo Music Café series is designed to bring independent, cutting-edge artists to a forward-thinking audience. Featuring diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock), this monthly series showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced. Certain Music Café presentations will complement Apollo Music Mainstage events such as Africa Now! and the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.