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Salute To Africa

, New York City | Arts & Culture , Entertainment

Experience the irresistible grooves of South African jazz that inspired Paul Simon's Graceland with UHADI, masters of Johannesburg's jazz scene. Following their successful 2014 U.S. tour, UHADI comes to the Fisher Center for the final performance of their 2015 nationwide tour in a salute to Africa. UHADI is led by saxophonist McCoy Mrubata and features trumpeter Feya Faku, pianist Paul Hanmer, bassist Herbie Tsoaeli, and drummer Justin Badenhorst. In what promises to be a celebratory and joyful evening, UHADI will be joined by a host of special guests, including master New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher, Afro-Latin trombonist Chris Washburne, rising star South African vocalist Vuyo Sotashe, Zimbabwean mbira virtuoso Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, blues guitarist Gary Wittner, saxophonist TK Blue, trombonist Raynel Frazier, trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane, and vocal sensation Jazzmeia Horn. Jazzmeia Horn is winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition - the most prestigious prize in jazz. Fellow UHADI special guest, Vuyo Sotashe, joined Horn in this year's competition as one of three finalists. Source & image: catskilljazzfactory.org

Event Details

    April 16, 2016 - April 16, 2016
    08:00 PM - 11:00 PM