Frank Wess Memorial Set for Tonight at Saint Peter's Church in NYC
Tonight, January 4th, 2014, the life and music of jazz great Frank Wess will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Church in New York City.
Musical Directors will be Jimmy Owens and Jerry Dodgion.
Participating musicians include: Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Owens, Jerry Dodgion, Joy Of Sax, Michael Weiss, and The Count Basie Orchestra, Directed by Scotty Barnhart, with special guests Monty Alexander and Butch Miles.
The concert is set for tonight, Saturday, January 4, 2014 (Frank's Birthday Jan. 4, 1922) at Saint Peter's Church 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street New York, NY 10022. Call 212 935 2200 or visit http://saintpeters.org/jazz/ for more information. Time: 6:30 PM.
This memorial is being put together with the assistance and love of his two daughters Francine and Michelle and his wonderful partner, Sara Tsutsumi, and his dearest friends with the help of the Jazz Foundation of America with special thanks to Saint Peter's Church.
Tune into the Frank Wess Broadcast, presented by Phil Schaap on WKCR 89.9 FM on January 4, 2014 6 to 9M.
Frank Wess's final studio recording "Magic 201" will be released February 11, 2014 on IPO Recordings. Featuring: Frank Wess-Tenor & Flute; Kenny Barron-Piano; Rufus Reid-Bass; Russell Malone-Guitar, Winard Harper-Drums. For more information, visit http://www.iporecordings.com or http://frankwess.org.