Cyrus Chestnut, The Saga of the Cross @ Kennedy Center


clap our hands. We stomp our feet. We shout for
joy. That’s what they call ‘havin’ church.”
– Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut

Chestnut, The Saga of the Cross
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.


Acclaimed jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut brings us a mix
of jazz, spirituals, hymns, and down home blues in The
Saga of the Cross,
a large-scale concert event
celebrating the African American Tradition. On Good
Friday, Cyrus is joined by Grammy Award–winning
saxophonist Kirk Whalum,
renowned trumpeter Marcus Printup, Dr.
Calvin O Butts III, a choir consisting of esteemed
professionals, as well as singers from Howard
University, Morgan State University, and The Duke
Ellington School of the Arts, led by James Davis
Jr. The celebration also adds a full rank pipe organ
and an African drum troupe as well as members of
the Howard University Dance Arts Ensemble.

A BOW-TIE Entertainment LLC production

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The Buffy and William Cafritz Family Foundation

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