Thursday, March 21, 2019

WHITNEY MARCHELLE & FRIENDS Honor Woman in Jazz— Wednesday, March 27th

Honoring Woman in Jazz

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th 7:00-10:00 pm
Jazz973 Clements Place, 15 Washington St., Rutgers NJ 07102
ADMISSION: No Cover and Complimentary Refreshments


  • Whitney Marchelle Jackson - Vocals/piano,
  • James Gibbs – Trumpet
  • Lakecia Benjamin-Sax
  • Anthony Wonsey – Piano
  • Endea Owens – Bass
  • Lafrae Sci – Drums
  • plus surprise guests

Whitney Marchelle - Award Winner. Vocalist songwriter arranger plays some piano. BET, Tonight Show. Worked with: Quincy Jones ,Herbie Hancock, Steve Turre, Dee Dee Bridgewater Frank Lacy. Opened for Kiss, Bill Withers, Fat Head Newman. Style: Bebop, Soul. American Jazz Standards. Music of :Sarah Vaughn, Rachel Z, Ella, Nancy Wilson, Billie, Irene Reid, Chaka, Hoarce Silver. Jazz Times - "Formidable vocalist, a swinger of immense energy" Plays some piano, Jazz Casttanets. Sold Out shows.Cd DigDis :Features Camile Thurman, Clark Terry,Frank Lacy,Patience Higgins, Sabu Adeoyla, Terreon Gulley & More.

James Gibbs: Newark Native. Trumpet. Performed with Dr. Betty Carter,Wynton Marsalis, TS Monk, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Thomas & More.

Lakecia Benjamin: Native New Yorker. Sax. Performed with: Clark Terry Stevie Wonder,Alicia Keys, Roots.  Performs Dizzys Club, Kennedy Center.

Endea Owens: Detroit Native.Bass. Julliard Grad. Performed with: Dee Dee Bridgewater,Wynton Marsalis,Steve Turre, Jennifer Holiday.

Anthony Wonsey: Piano. From Chicago Illinois. Anthony has played with Roy Hargrove,Nicholas Payton Kenny Garrett, Nneenna Freelon. Leads his own band performing at the Kennedy Center and more.

LaFrae Olivia Sci: Okinawa, Japan Drums. Musical director for Sandra Bernhard’s Musical previously Everything Bad and Beautiful. Leads Music education Program for Jazz@Lincoln Center. Worked with Rachel Z. Dr. Lonnie Smith.