The evening overview including musicians, presenters and performers: The night’s honorees will be Benny Golson (composer and saxophonist), Wendy Oxenhorn (founding director and vice chairman of the JFA), legendary songwriter Mike Stoller, Titans of Jazz Bass (Cecil McBee, Rufus Reid, Larry Ridley, Paul West, Buster Williams and Reggie Workman) and a special tribute to the late Ramsey Lewis (composer and pianist). In addition to an evening of honors, the night will feature a gala concert headed by Musical Director Steve Jordan. Performers include Jon Batiste, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Bettye LaVette, Monty Alexander, Ray Parker Jr., Kenny Barron, and more.
WHAT: ‘A Great Night in Harlem’ will raise funds to help with housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and emergency financial support, and help support employment creation opportunities.
Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert is the JFAs way of reminding everyone, through this historical shared experience, of the immeasurable contributions and cultural impact these creative artists have made to society.
WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2023
6:30 p.m. Media Check-in
7:00-8:00 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
8:00 p.m. Concert followed by VIP After-Party
WHERE: Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street, New York, NY (between 7th and 8th Ave.)
ABOUT THE JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz and blues alive for 34 years, by providing compassionate, personalized and discreet support to lifelong jazz, blues and roots musicians in need as a result of age, illness or circumstance.
Preventing homelessness and eviction by paying rents and mortgages; providing free medical care, including surgery, providing emergency financial assistance and much more.
Creating dignified work through our Jazz & Blues in the Schools and free-to-the-public concerts, employing hundreds of musicians throughout the U.S. including Puerto Rico.