Legacy in Black: Jazz Concert
April 14, 2018: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Jazz Appreciation Month began in 2001 by the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) “to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of Jazz.” This year the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) will celebrate Jazz and Justice Highlighting the life of Norman Granz.
In keeping with the national theme, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art and San Diego History Center invites Pianist and saxophonist Kamau Kenyatta and his trio to perform a few numbers, then opening it up to invited Jazz musicians for a jam session. Kenyatta is a known composer, performer, producer, educator, and mentor who has worked with jazz greats such as Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, and Patti Austin. In February 2018, Kenyatta won a Grammy for his co-production of Take Me to the Alley in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category. Kamau’s first Grammy was also on a collaboration with Gregory Porter, “Liquid Spirit” in 2014.