SAT | OCT 19 | 7 PM
$20/$15 Members/$10 Students/FREE for Teens
Winard Harper & Jeli Posse
Winard Harper, Lead and Drums
Norman Simmons, Piano
Ian Kenslaar, Bass
Charlie Sigler, Guitar
Teddy Chubb, Trumpet
Cleave Guyton, Saxophone
Kameelah Harper. Vocals
NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Owens, Trumpet
Vanessa Rubin, Vocals
Charenee Wade, Vocals
And former member of the (last) Billy Taylor Trio, Chip Jackson, Bass
“As tasteful a drummer as one could ask for” – JazzTimes
"Winard Harper's wonderfully orchestrated solos alone might have forced a corpse to grin!" - Mike Joyce - Washington Post
Constantly in reverence of his predecessors while remaining innovative in his own right, Harper has been among the celebrated drummers in jazz for many years. He is a virtuoso on the drum set and the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba, he is a sought after collaborator at home and abroad, a band leader of his quartet, his quintet and his exciting band the Jeli Posse, a regular with the legendary New York clubs, an educator of future jazz professionals, an educator through his kids programs, an events organizer - successfully running the weekly Fish Fry Jazz Jam and the Sunday "Meet the Artist" Series at Moore's Lounge in Jersey City… read more
Jimmy Owens (trumpet, flugelhorn) has over forty-five years of experience and is active as a Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, lecturer, & music education consultant. His experience covers a wide range of international musical achievement, which includes extensive work as a bandleader, soloist, and composer of orchestral compositions, movie scores, and ballets.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Cathay Bank, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Matthew Goldner, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Guru Krupa Foundation, Lily Han, Heather Harrison, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Alice & Steve Huang, Hung Pin Hung, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Frank Macchio, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Northwell Health, Carlos Ortiz, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Resorts World, Camillo Reyes, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Helen Shieh, Richard Siu, Curtis Smith, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michael Tang, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. We are extremely grateful to the anonymous donor who contributed a $40,000 challenge gift in honor of our 40th anniversary and inspired so much generosity in others. Support at $500 and up for the 2020 fiscal year is included.