Body and Soul: An Evening of Jazz and Art
To kick off our 2012 Black History Month celebration, DC Public Library is delighted to host an all-star evening of music and art. The Herman Burney Trio, with special guest Akua Allrich, will perform music by female African-American jazz greats. And we host the opening reception of Body and Soul: Paintings by J'Nell Jordan and Desiree Sterbini. Ms. Jordan and Ms. Sterbini are both local African-American artists. Their work, along with the tunes of Akua Allrich and the Herman Burney Trio help welcome the 2012 Black History Month theme, honoring the contributions of African-American women to our collective history and culture.
|Herman Burney (bass)--Burney is a staple in the East Coast jazz scene, is a professor of jazz at George Washington University, and was just awarded a Jazzie award by the Washington City Paper, as best bassist in the DC area.|
|Richard Doron Johnson (piano)--Johnson is an accomplished pianist who regularly plays with Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Lundy, and Bobby Watson. His album, Battle Grounds, was released in 2010.|
|Nasar Abadey (drums)--Abadey has a well-known “futuristic jazz” band, called Supernova, and has played with the likes of Amiri Baraka, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Pharaoh Sanders.|
|Akua Allrich (guest vocals)--Akua just released her own solo album, a Peace of Mine, and regularly performs around DC and throughout the country.|