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Celebrating Fat Tuesday’s / Remembering Betty Carter
Friday, May 4, 2018
Concert at 8:30 p.m.; $30 (students, seniors $20)
With Marc Cary (piano & musical director), JD Allen (sax), Kenyatta Beasley (trumpet), Curtis Lundy (bass), Taharqa Patterson (vocals), Clarence Penn (drums), Addison Frei (piano), Diego Ramirez (drums), Arcolis Sandoval (piano), Barry Stephenson (bass) and Charles Turner (vocals).
This evening will celebrate Fat Tuesday's as well as the legendary Betty Carter. Musicians who played with Betty Carter to perform as well as recent members of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program. Fat Tuesday's, in Manhattan, was one of the famous venues of mainstream and modern jazz in the '80s and early '90s. An electric performer, Betty Carter was an irrepressible and incomparable practitioner of the jazz vocal tradition. The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration.
Conversation at 7 p.m.; FREE
Artistic Director of Jazz Programming Willard Jenkins to interview Musical Director Marc Cary, who spent several years as Betty Carter’s music director.