CONCERT 8:30 PM
FEATURING A RARE COMBINATION OF ALL-TIME LEGENDS AND UNKNOWN GEMS FROM THE WORLDS OF JAZZ, BLUES, R&B AND ROCK
We will be witnessing history to see Herbie Hancock receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Quincy Jones, with special guest Bruce Willis. Herbie himself will make an all-star tribute to our beloved trumpeter Clark Terry. Appearances by Questlove and Verdine White.
10-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan will pay homage to Maurice White (of Earth, Wind and Fire).
As always, we will have seat-rocking talent from young gems like the soon-to-be-famous Cuban sensationJorge Luis Pacheco and 13-year-old piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker, plus veterans like Jimmy Heath, Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath, Wallace Roney, Bennie Maupin, Buster Williams, Eddie Henderson, Julian Priester, Billy Hart, Steve Jordan, Clifton Anderson, Mike Williams, Ron Blake, Eddie Allen, Greg Pittman, James Genus, Mike Willaims and “The Soul of America” Charles Bradley and blues-rocker Susan Tedeschi, not to mention the wonderful surprises to be announced as we get closer to “Showtime!”
official Hotel Sponsor: The London Hotel
The concert will be broadcasted live on WWOZ radio from New Orleans. You can listen online here.
ABOUT THE GALA
The Jazz Foundation presents its annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening 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 brings together legends of the Music to say “thank you” for keeping the musicians and the music alive.
Past performances and appearances have included legends like Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones, Bono, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Danny Glover, Chevy Chase, Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Macy Gray and many others.
This year’s concert is seeking to raise $1.7 million and, with your help, we can do it!
Concert tickets range from $75 (heavens), $150 (upper mezzanine), $300 (lower mezzanine), $600 preferred lower mezzanine) to $1500 (VIP cocktail party, orchestra seating and dinner) and are available for online purchase.
Please see upper right side of our website for ticket sales, or for purchase over the phone at 212-245-3999 ext 10. Ticket purchases are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.