The Jazz Foundation of America presents the 13th annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' gala concert to benefit their Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. Scheduled performers and presenters include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Willis, Chaka Khan, Jorge Luis Pacheco, The Heath Brothers (Jimmy & Tootie Heath), Matthew Whitaker, Charles Bradley, Verdine White, Questlove, Paul Shaffer, Buster Williams, Wallace Roney, Steve Jordan, Billy Hart, Ray Parker Jr., Susan Tedeschi, Joey Alexander and more.
'A Great Night in Harlem' will raise funds 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 is the Foundation's way of reminding everyone, through this historical shared experience, how rich these musicians have made us feel with their music.
This year, The Jazz Foundation will honor Herbie Hancock with their Lifetime Achievement Award from Quincy Jones. Hancock will lead an all-star tribute to beloved trumpeter Clark Terry. Ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan will pay homage to Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire with help from special guests.
The event is at the Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY (between 7th & 8th Ave.), on Friday, October 24. 5:00 p.m. Media Check-in / 6:00 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals / 8:30 p.m. Concert / 10:30 p.m. VIP After-Party.
For 25 years the JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA has been dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis. We now assist in over 5,000 cases a year, including hundreds of musicians and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York region as well as those still recovering from Katrina in New Orleans.