Thursday, October 7, 2010
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The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church - the Jazz Church - announces that All Nite Soul Honoree and NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess will be interviewed on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Noon on WBGO 88.3 FM (www.wbgo.org) by Rhonda Hamilton and on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 PM on WKCR 89.9 FM (www.wkcr.org) by Sharif Abdus-Salaam.
Frank Wess is revered as a smoothly swinging tenor saxophone player in the Lester Young tradition, as an expert alto saxophonist, and as one of the most influential, instantly recognizable flutists in jazz history. He was a member of several Orchestras in the late ‘40s including Billy Eckstine, Eddie Heywood, Lucky Millender and Bullmoose Jackson. He was a long time member of the Count Basie band as well as band leader of his own bands, composer, arranger, teacher, saxophonist and flutist. He has performed with numerous Broadway shows and many TV shows. In 2007, Frank Wess received America's Highest Honor in Jazz, the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award.
All Nite Soul begins on Sunday, October 10, 2010 with Jazz Vespers at 5 PM with the Joel Frahm Trio. The concert starts at 7 PM and continues to the wee hours of the morning with over 80 musicians celebrating All Nite Soul and honoring Frank Wess. An "exhibit wall" in the Living Room of Saint Peter's Church will tell the story of Frank Wess with memorabilia including photographs organized by James "Tad" Hershorn and Ed Berger of The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University (Newark). "Jazz Expressions," a photo exhibition of jazz musicians by R. I. Sutherland-Cohen, will also be on display in the Living Room. In addition to the legendary musicians who will perform, The Hungry Souls Café will have "southern home-cooking" food that will delight!
Musicians who will perform include: Frank Wess; The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - John Mosca, Dick Oatts, Douglas Purviance, Jim McNeely, Nick Marchione, Tanya Darby, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt, Luis Bonilla, Jason Jackson, Billy Drewes, Rich Perry, Ralph Lalama, Frank Basile, John Riley and David Wong; Randy Weston; Michael Weiss; StEve Wilson; Peter Washington; Peter Van Nostrand; Javon Jackson; Jeremy Manasia; Ameen Saleem; McClenty Hunter; Fred Staton; Buddy Henry; Ruth Brisbane; Zek Mullins; Art Baron; Michael Max Fleming; Bill Wurtzel; Joe Morant; Mulgrew Miller; Joe Wilder; Steve Turre; Jerry Dodgion; Lou Donaldson; Winard Harper; Roy Assaf; Chris Haney; Bruce Harris; Jovan Alexandre; Dominick Farinacci; Alex Hoffman; Arturo O'Farrill; Nadje Noordhuis; Fabian Almazan; Deanna Witkowski; Filó Machado; Harvey Wainapel; Gabriel Alegria; Freddie "Huevito" Lobaton; Lauren Wood; Aaron Prado; Grant Fisher; John Doing; Alex DaSilva; Catherine Russell; Jon Weber; James Weidman; Alexis Cole; Sarah McLawler; Bernice Brooks; Carline Ray; Carol Sudhalter; Annette Aguillar; Chanda Rule; Chris Dingman; Ike Sturm; Gernot Bernroider; Jesse Lewis; Chris Dingman; Ike Sturm; Keisha St. Joan; Patrick Polladian; Ken Simon; Josh Richman; Steve Marks; Nadar Snir and Paul Knopf. Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch and Brian Lynch will be the emcees and will also perform.
All Nite Soul 2010 - Honoring Frank Wess takes place on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street), New York City.
5:00 PM: Jazz Vespers Free Will Offering
7:00 PM: All Nite Soul Concert
Get tickets NOW: $20 Suggested Ticket Donation in advance at http://www.saintpeters.org/jazz
$25 Suggested Ticket Donation at the door.
Jazz Church Announces Interviews w/ All Nite Soul Honoree Frank ...
Oct 7, 2010... October 7, 2010 at 7 PM on WKCR 89.9 FM (www.wkcr.org) by Sharif Abdus- Salaam. ... All Nite Soul 2010 - Honoring Frank Wess takes place on Sunday, October 10