JAZZ BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY is happening on January 4th, 2018 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his focus on the meaning of JAZZ.
Haley House Bakery Cafe
12 Dade Street
Free and open to all
We'll read excerpts and creatively perform Jazz selections from his era:
"Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.
This is triumphant music.
Modern jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.
It is no wonder that so much of the search for identity among American Negroes was championed by Jazz musicians. Long before the modern essayists and scholars wrote of racial identity as a problem for a multiracial world, musicians were returning to their roots to affirm that which was stirring within their souls."
NO COVER CHARGE. LIVE MUSICIANS. FREE PARKING. GREAT FOOD & DRINK. ALL AGES.
Fulani M. Haynes -Vocalist/Storyteller
Michael Shea- Keyboard
Akili Jamal Haynes- Bass & Trumpet
Alvin Terry- Drums
Cyril Chapman -Saxophone
Earl Lawrence- Flute Saxophone