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Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute

Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:00 PM

JFK Centennial Celebration Jazz


 Named after one of the first ladies of jazz, this year's festival celebrates the legacy of late vocalist, actor, activist, and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert tribute featuring four of today's leading jazz artists: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, and Esperanza Spalding.

Price

$25 - $69

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Running Time: TBA

About

22nd annual
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival:
Abbey Lincoln Tribute
 
 Named after one of the first ladies of jazz, this year's festival celebrates the legacy of late vocalist, actor, activist, and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert tribute featuring four of today's leading Grammy-winning jazz artists: NEA Jazz Master/vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, drummer/music director Terri Lyne Carrington, vocalist Dianne Reeves, and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.
 
Abbey Lincoln was beloved for her powerful and unique voice, as well as for pursuing her art with integrity and turning music into a genuine celebration of life. The performance will also highlight President Kennedy's emphasis on JUSTICE, symbolized in Abbey Lincoln's outspoken and endless fight for civil rights.
 
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This event is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.
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