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Songbirds of Civil Rights - Women's History Month Celebration Concert
Start Date: 3/19/2015Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/19/2015End Time: 10:00 PM
Event Description:

Songbirds Of Civil Rights: Women's History Month Concert

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00pm
"Songbirds of Civil Rights: Women's History Month Concert," a fundraiser for the Department of Africana Studies in association with the Cobi Narita Jazz Center of New York and the John Jay Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, will  celebrate the lives and works of legendary singers Sarah Vaughan, Melba Liston, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Hazel Scott, Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, and Nina Simone among other renowned performers.
Featured performers will include singer Joyce Griffin, pianist/singer Emme Kemp, singer Melba Joyce, pianist Deanna Witkowski, singer Baano,  singer Tina Fabrique, singer Angeline Butler,  
Sue Samuel's Jazz Roots Dance Company, NEA Jazz Master Trumpeter Jimmy Owens, pianist Kiyoko Yamaoka, guitarist Saul Rubin, bassist Saadi Zain, drummerSilvia Cuenca and more.
Hosted by Yvonne Purdie and coordinated by Professor Angeline Butler along with Sherry Gibson and Sabura Rashid.
Contact Information:
Phone: 212-237-8764
Songbirds of Civil Rights Concert
Admission Information
FREE tickets for John Jay students

$10 for non-John Jay students

$15 for seniors

$20 general admission
Medium (TV, Music, etc.)
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