The California Jazz Conservatory is proud to present their annual Black History Month Concert Series this February. The series will feature local legends Frankye Kelly, Ed Reed, and Steve McQuarry as well as rising star Amina Scott. Through their own arrangements and interpretations, the artists pay tribute to the rich history of Black American music.
Black History Month – Frankye Kelly
Frankye Kelly pays tribute to some of the great African American jazz and blues singers from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.
February 11, 8 PM • $20
Black History Month – Amina Scott Quartet
In celebrating the tradition of black American music, the Amina Scott Quartet will perform compositions ranging from Oscar Pettiford to Cedar Walton to Amina’s own music.
February 18, 8 PM • $18
Black History Month – Ed Reed
Accompanied by an elegant new trio of piano, guitar and bass, Ed Reed celebrates his 88th birthday re-imagining his favorite music from the Nat King Cole Trio and the Great American Songbook.
February 25, 8 PM • $15
Black History Month – Steve McQuarry – A Tribute To African-American Jazz Composers
The Steve McQuarry Special Edition Band presents compositions by various African American composers. With Gerald Beckett on flutes, Kash Killion on double bass, Greg German on drums and Jesus Gonzalez on congas.