WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Audrey Sabir Cultural Center of Masjid Muhammad of Jersey City is located at 297 MLK Drive in Jersey City.
TICKETS: $30 for adults and $20 for students and may be reserved by calling 201.435.6845 or 201.401.8613.
Drummer Winard Harper and Jeli Posse will be joined by jazz legend Jimmy Heath for a cultural jazz experience and dinner at the Audrey Sabir Cultural Center of Masjid Muhammad of Jersey City. The program includes great music, poetry and dinner.
Jersey City resident Winard Harper (above) is considered one of the most exciting and innovative drummers in jazz, leading an exciting group that mixes bebop with African and Caribbean rhythms. Equally at home with sticks, brushes or mallets, Harper is both a gifted soloist and rock-solid bandleader, and he has surrounded himself with outstanding young musicians. His most recent release, Coexist, topped the jazz charts last year and was one of the year’s most requested jazz recordings. (Photo Richard Galosy)
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath (right) has worked with many of the jazz greats from Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. The middle brother of the famous Heath Brothers, Jimmy has appeared on more than 100 albums both as a leader and as a sideman. At 88, he is a link between early bebop stars such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and the young artists of today who revere him. (photo credit Jimmy Heath)