Richmond Jazz Society’s
Guest Educators Concert Series
Join RJS as we celebrate our 40th anniversary!
RJS GUEST EDUCATORS CONCERT SERIES
“40 FOR 40”
Help RJS Celebrate this Milestone – 40 Years as Virginia’s Jazz Service Organization.
Our FALL 2019 SEASON will feature some of the finest Jazz artists originally from our region who are celebrated throughout the Jazz industry. These artists are recognized for their incredible talent and commitment to Jazz as America’s cultural heritage music. They have performed and recorded with a huge list of legendary artists including Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Chick Corea, Art Blakey, Ron Carter, George Duke, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling… need we say more?
“40 FOR 40” signifies $1 for each year.
So, join us as we take a celebratory lap for Jazz in Virginia!
Can we count you in?
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
7PM & 9:15PM
PLUNKY & THE UNIVERSAL ENSEMBLE
Simply stated, J. Plunky Branch is a music icon. He has influenced multiple musical genres for over 50 years. 40 years ago, Plunky was the inspiration for the founding of Richmond Jazz Society. Early in his career Plunky would sometimes perform with a smaller group, called the Universal Jazz Quartet. Joining him on September 10th will be members of that ensemble including vocalist Lady Eka-Ete (Jacqueline Holoman Lewis) and legendary Ghanaian percussionist Okyerema Asante. Pianist Dr. Weldon Hill and other guest musicians will round out this unique reunion concert!
Plunky’s musical philosophy is based on the African principle that music should be functional, collective and transcendental. Because he has felt the transformative power of various styles of music in his life, he continues to convey that type of experience to his audiences.
Doors open at 6pm.
623 East Main St – RVA