Jazz Salon: New York Featuring Delfeayo Marsalis and Other Jazz Greats
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The last date listed for Jazz Salon: New York was Friday May 13, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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This globe-trotting ensemble proves that praise knows no borders. With a history spanning more than 60 years, this Dakar, Senegal-based choir infuses American gospel spirituals with the styles and traditions of Pan-African music. The 15-member chorus and four traditional Senegalese drummers perform standards like "Amazing Grace" and "The Storm is Passing Over" while proving that praise is international by singing in each of their home country's four national languages. The choir, now led by music director Ambroise N'Diong, was founded in 1950 by UNESCO Ambassador Artist for Peace Julien Jouga as a means of creating harmony between Senegal's Muslim and Catholic cultures. Learn More
Always at the vanguard of creativity, New York has cultivated some of the most brilliant minds in the arts over the past century…and before!
Guest artists for Jazz Salon: New York include an incredible line-up of renowned talent: 2011 NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws (flute); Bobby Lyle (piano); Mark Gross (saxophone); Winard Harper (drums); Aisha Ussery Adams and Horace Grigsby (vocals); and Divas World Director of Jazz and also 2011 NEA Jazz Master recipient Delfeayo Marsalis (trombone).
In the tradition of the Divas Salon series, Jazz Salon: New York will incorporate an interactive artist-audience discussion on the history of New York jazz and the musicians who got their start or made their home in the Big Apple.
About the Ticket Supplier: Divas WorldFounded in Houston in 2006, Divas World is a Houston-based, non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to enriching lives through spirited and moving musical performances that touch the mind, heart, and soul. The organization was founded by local philanthropist Marie Bosarge and Mezzo Soprano Sonja Bruzauskas, whose passions for music and intellectual stimulation are now the cornerstone of the Divas World artistic endeavors. Since that time, some of the city's most talented artists have been hand-selected to join the organization for their beautiful artistry and amazing breadth of talent. Divas World concerts have now extended beyond Houston, and they have had the privilege of performing in some of the most spectacular venues around the U.S. and abroad.
Inspired by a deep passion for music and a desire to recreate the European Salon style of performance, their concerts incorporate other art forms such as philosophy, history, and science in order to achieve a more meaningful musical experience. This inter-disciplinary approach draws the audience into the performance and creates a deeply rewarding experience that mutually engages both artist and audience alike.
The name Divas World was selected from the term Diva (or Divo), which in the literal sense, means "one that divines - or channels - truth." This is the core behind their mission and what drives their performances: to channel truth by expanding one's mind to not only the sound of music, but the meaning behind it as well. Most importantly, they are here to entertain their audiences...they want you to leave their performances feeling inspired, touched, and fulfilled.