Sat., February 15, 2020,
Two sets 9 & 10:30 pm,
$20 with advance reservation –
call (718) 398-1766
or only $25 at door.
Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson Avenue, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon, is in its 24th year with the music of Resistance, Resilience and Resurgence. On Saturday, February 15th at 9 and 10:30 pm, we continue with our African American History Month celebrations with vocalist Dwight West who will present a Valentine Tribute to the great Johnny Hartman. Dwight West’s group includes saxophonist Anthony Nelson, pianist Ava Nelson, bassist Calvin Jones, and drummer Joe Brown.
Johnny Hartman is a legendary vocalist who has the distinction of being the only vocalist John Coltrane chose to record with him on their classic 1963 collaboration. Born in Louisiana but raised in Chicago, Mr. Hartman was one of the many great musicians taught by Captain Walter Dyett at DuSable High School. Other notable musicians who attended Chicago’s DuSable and were students of Captain Dyett include vocalists Dinah Washington and Nat King Cole, saxophonists Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin, John Gilmore, Red Holloway, Von Freeman, Joseph Jarman, and Eddie Harris, bassists Wilbur Ware, Richard Davis and Ronnie Boykins, violinist Leroy Jenkins and drummers Walter Perkins and Jerome Cooper — a virtual who’s who of Jazz: A Music of the Spirit.
Dwight West is a vocalist whose style evokes the warm baritone and romantic style of Johnny Hartman. This Tribute is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and African American History Month.
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