Sat., May 25, 2019,
Two sets 9 & 10:30 pm,
$20 with advance reservation –
call (718) 398-1766 or $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, continues its 23rd season with the music of Resistance, Resilience and Resurgence.
On Saturday, May 25th at 9 and 10:30 pm, we close out this spectacular season with a Tribute to the great Hamiet Bluiett, featuring a band led by multi-percussionist Ronnie Burrage along with guitarist Kelvyn Bell, pianist Donald Smith, and two St. Louis musicians, bassist Darrel Mixon and saxophonist Kendrick Smith.
For 20 years, Bluiett was a consistent presence in the list of artists who annually performed at Sistas’ Place. The fact that he and so many like him lent their enormous talents and sound to our institution, was one of the reasons that we are now a Historic Landmark Institution. On this African Liberation Day weekend, we close out our season with a Tribute to this great tone scientist who meant so much to all who knew him. The brilliant Ronnie Burrage, whose mother asked Bluiett to take care of her son when he first came to New York, has been given the task of creating a band for this special occasion. He has chosen well in putting together greats like Donald Smith and Kevlyn Bell with St Louis musicians Kendrick Smith and Darrell Mixon, who will guarantee that the first of three Tributes to Bluiett, will be memorable. Don’t Miss This!
Make Reservations at (718) 398-1766!
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