A collection of stellar artists gathers for the spirited premiere of Adegoke Steve Colson’s jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by NJPAC in honor of Newark’s 350th anniversary.
Here Is the Place, Our City
Dedicated to Clement Price and Amiri Baraka
Adegoke Steve Colson, Composer/Pianist
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Adegoke Steve Colson is a GRAMMY® nominee known for his imaginative work. This New Jersey native has performed internationally as a leader of ensembles ranging from trios to orchestras.
Expect an uplifting experience as this award-winning composer assembles an impressive combination of artists, including the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, harpist Robbin Gordon-Cartier, pianist Philip Field and oboist Oscar Petty, performing with a brilliant jazz lineup: Nabaté Isles (trumpet), Mark Helias (bass), Bradford Hayes (baritone sax), Pheeroan akLaff (drums) and Kelvyn Bell (guitar).
Cecil Brooks, III
Kahil El’ Zabar
Rafael Donald Garrett
Makanda Ken McIntyre