Chevy Chase, Danny Glover, Robert Flack, et al. Set for 'A Great Night in Harlem,' 5/20
On Thursday, May 20, The Jazz Foundation of America will presents its 9th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" from 8 PM to 10 PM at the Apollo Theater (253 West 125th St. New York, NY).
The "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert will benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.
Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together more than 50 legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.
The theme of this year's concert is "A History of the Music." Part of this historic event will be celebrating the 100th birthday of jazz legend Max "The Saxman" Lucas, who played with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Muddy Waters, to name a few, and still rides the subway to get to his gigs!
The evening will be hosted by Chevy Chase, Danny Glover, Michael Imperioli, and David Johansen.
The event will feature performances by Roberta Flack, Little Jimmy Scott, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Mann Charlemagne, Davell Crawford, Sweet Georgia Brown & The Blues Crusaders, and many more.
Concert tickets range from $55, $105, $260, $520 to $1500 (which includes the pre-concert gala dinner and VIP after-party) and are available for online purchase at www.jazzfoundation.org. To purchase over the phone, call 212-245-3999 ext 10.
Please note: JFA will be mailing out all purchased tickets to you the week before the event. Ticket purchases are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
For more information, visit online at www.jazzfoundation.org.