CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & MELISSA WALKER TO BE HONORED BY SPELMAN COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Posted on 3/7/2012at 11:03 AM
The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College will present a scholarship benefit concert, „Cabaret Blue,‰ featuring the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble and honoring the first couple of jazz, Grammy award-winning bassist Christian McBride and songstress Melissa Walker, who will be presented the "African American Classical Music Award‰ at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Music director Joseph Jennings established the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in 1983. Its repertoire ranges from jazz standards and blues to bee-bob and swing. The group has performed at festivals and concerts throughout the country with Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Consuela Lee and Bobbi Humphrey. Camden native, Sharee Bookman, will be a featured tenor saxophonist with this year‚s Ensemble. Additionally, she has been the recipient of a NNJC scholarship.
„Cabaret Blue‰ (the school colors are blue and white) will showcase the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble with a concert format reminiscent of legendary jazz club cabaret style settings. The concert marks the 22nd year the college alumnae have held this annual benefit to raise funds to provide financial assistance to New Jersey women that will attend Spelman College in Atlanta.
Where: Montclair Art Museum 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 pmˆ10:00 pm
Who to bring: Everyone
Price: $75 general admission / $115 VIP level