Levine JazzFest with Afro Blue and Pat Martino
JazzFest Concert: “Afro Blue”
Levine Music is proud to partner with Howard University’s Premier Vocal Ensemble, Afro Blue, to kick off JazzFest. Performing music similar to the styles of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 while adding their own unique sound, this “vocal big band” has performed to wide critical acclaim.
Afro Blue has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, reached the top four on NBC’s The Sing-Off and joined the legendary Bobby McFerrin in selections from his Grammy-nominated VOCAbuLarieS album during the 2011 DC Jazz Festival in what has been called “the finest concert in DC Jazz Festival history.”
$15 online| $20 at the door
JazzFest Master Class with Pat Martino: The Nature of the Guitar
Guitarist Pat Martino is one of the most important figures in modern jazz guitar. Playing professionally since 1961, Mr. Martino has performed and toured with a wide variety of artists. He has embarked a remarkable journey with the guitar including recovering from a total memory loss only to come back to the top of the field. He is currently a recording artist with Blue Note Records and serves on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Join us for a masterclass in which Mr. Martino will explore the nature of the guitar and work with students to share new approaches to better understand the unique challenges of the instrument.
Free with RSVP
More JazzFest Events
Latin Jazz Workshop
Performance Lecture: The Song Is You – The Dance of Jazz Voice and Piano
Open Jam Session: The Great American Songbook