Teri Roiger Brings Music of Abbey Lincoln to The Falcon Tonight


Teri Roiger sings the music of Abbey Lincoln celebrating JUNETEENTH and the release of Teri's new recording DEAR ABBEY: THE MUSIC OF ABBEY LINCOLN at THE FALCON, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY, tonight, June 19, 2013 - 7:00 pm (speakers); 8:00 pm (music).

Featuring:: Teri Roiger (voice), James Weidman (piano), John Menegon (bass), Steve Williams (drums) plus special guests Greg Osby (alto sax) and Mark Dziuba (guitar).

Speakers will be Mel Johnson, Jr., professional actor who will do a monologue and sing a tune from his Frederick Douglas show; and Joe Washington, an educator and jazz historian who taught Cultural History of Jazz at SUNY and CUNY.

Teri will be singing songs from her new CD "Dear Abbey" plus songs from the albums Lincoln recorded with Max Roach during the civil rights movement: "We Insist: Freedom Now Suite" (1960) and "Straight Ahead" (1961). "We Insist" was the first of several jazz albums voicing the growing demand for equal rights, with the vision to perform it on the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation (1963) which became the widely celebrated holiday JUNETEENTH. "Straight Ahead" also captures the spirit of the rising civil rights movement and showcases Lincoln's talents as a lyricist, mixing personal confession with larger social and political implications. Her ability to express human struggle through the beauty of music continued with her own compositions recorded by Roiger on her latest CD.

For more about the venue, go to www.liveatthefalcon.com. For dinner, reservations are recommended: 845-236-7970. Admission: Donations encouraged; $20 suggested.

WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth is known as the oldest nationally celebrated holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Even though slavery was constitutionally ended on January 1, 1863, there were many slave owners that did not relay that information to their slaves. This day, "Juneteenth," marks the arrival of the Union soldiers to Galveston where they informed the last of the slaves that they had been freed and enforced President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. In honor of that day and to foster national recognition of the holiday, Teri Roiger brings her quartet to the Falcon Arts Center in Marlboro, NY, to celebrate the music of Abbey Lincoln. For more information on Juneteenth: www.juneteenth.com.

For more information on Teri and her stellar band, here are their WebSites:
Teri Roiger: www.teriroiger.com
James Weidman: www.jamesweidman.com
John Menegon: www.johnmenegon.com
Steve Williams: www.abrushfire.com
Greg Osby: www.gregosby.com
Mark Dziuba: www.markdziuba.com