I am presenting the 7th annual Give the Drummer Some benefit concert! Time has flown and money has been raised for the Jazz Studies Program at North Carolina Central University. There will be a series of music and percussion centered workshops held from 2:00 thru 5:00pm earlier on the day. Be sure to come experience the quality of musicians that the NCCU Jazz Studies program has produced over the years.
I will join Lisa Simone, daughter of legendary vocalist Nina Simone, Lenora Helm Hammonds and her Tribe Jazz Orchestra to celebrate the music and life of Nina. Be sure to get your tickets early!
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the rehabilitation and preservation of the Nina Simone Childhood Home in Tryon, North Carolina.
I’ll bring “The Seeker” band back for another concert at Sharp 9 Gallery! We will have some new tunes and revisit a few from the CD “The Seeker”. Be sure to come out and let many others know about the performance. It will be a great night of music and you don’t want to miss it.
Baron Tymas and William Ledbetter will help me make music during King’s book signing at the Gregg Museum! I’m so excited and proud that King has a book of his artwork! Come to NC State’s Gregg Museum and listen to some music while looking at art. Be sure to buy a book while you’re there also. I think this book will become a collectable item in the future. There is a limited number from this initial pressing.
I will bring my sextet from the CD “The Seeker”, to Wilson NC! We will play music from the CD as well as new music for you to dance and sing along! Be sure to get there early so you have a good seat! I hope it’s a nice day with a slight breeze so we experience all the “Spinning” the Whirligig Park offers. This concert is FREE and open to the public!
Lenora is going to record her Big Band! This is one you don’t want to miss! It’s going to be great! This is a “Jam Packed” All-Star band featuring some of the Country’s and state of NC best and brightest players. Be sure to get your tickets and get to the Hayti early for a good seat.
I’m always excited to play with John and Steve! We have traveled the world “wreaking havock”…Musically… of course. If you love a broad spectrum of musical styles, this is a chamber music series you don’t want to miss.
I’m excited to play with Shana Tucker’s quartet! My trio will start the night off with some great selections from the American Songbook with a splash of contemporary gems. Be sure to get your tickets. This is a great Alamance County Arts fundraiser!
Dr. Ira Wiggins and the North Carolina Central University Jazz Faculty will present a concert at the Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham. This concert will feature several original compositions by the faculty. The concert will also celebrate the return of jazz saxophone professor Brian Horton to the distinguished faculty.
Jazz drummer Thomas Taylor, guest artist Jeff “Tain” Watts, and some of the Jazz percussion alumni will present a jazz concert and fundraiser in the B.N. Duke Auditorium on the campus of North Carolina Central University on Sunday Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.. This concert will honor NCCU Alum, Grady Tate. Earlier in the afternoon, there will be music and percussion-centered workshops starting at 3 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Jazz Studies scholarship fund. The concert is $20.00 general admission for all attendees for the day. Go to the NCCU ticket office to buy your tickets in advance (www.nccu.edu/ticket-office/index.cfm). For more information, contact Thomas Taylor in the Department of Music at North Carolina Central University.