Sat., October 5, 2019,
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 season with the music of Resistance, Resilience, and Resurgence. On Saturday, October 5th at 9 and 10:30 pm, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator Kamau Adilifu with pianist Michael Cochrane, bassist Calvin Hill and drummer Darrell Green will perform a Tribute to Sonny Fortune.
The great Sonny Fortune left the planet last year in October. In his lifetime he worked with artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Nat Adderley, and Buddy Rich. We, at Sistas’ Place, were very fortunate that he was the kind of great artist who believed in giving back to the community he came from. For many years he performed in a variety of settings, sometimes in duo with Rashied Ali, sometimes with his quartet, sometimes with Akua Dixon’s Quartette Indigo, sometimes in a put-together group that included Odean Pope, John Hicks, Reggie Workman, and Rashied Ali. His brilliant contributions over the years, in whatever setting, is in part, what has led to our being a Historic Landmark Institution.
Kamau Adilifu, has also been a great musician for a long time although this is his first performance at Sistas’ Place. He is also a longtime friend of Sonny Fortune’s having played in Mr. Fortune’s first band (circa 1973) and will use a couple of members (Michael Cochrane and Calvin Hill) of Sonny’s last group to pay Tribute.
…Don’t Miss This!
For Information and Reservations Call (718) 398-1766.
Get 8.5″ x 11″ flyer.