THEARC Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

first_imgBuilding Bridges Across the River at THEARC will hold their final Double Time Jazz concert of the Spring on April 25 featuring Jazz flutist, Bobbi Humphrey. Sponsored WC Smith & the DC Commission On the Arts & Humanities, the concert series offers a schedule of offer world-class jazz performances to the communities east of the Anacostia River for affordable prices, as well as serves as a catalyst for inter-generational dialogue and collaboration. The first Double Time Jazz concert of 2014 featured the Grammy Award Winning band, Snarky Puppy; the second highlighted the string stylings of musician and songstress, Shana Tucker. Last year, Double Time Jazz at THEARC held a tribute concert to jazz legend, Donald Byrd, with a very special performance by The Blackbyrds. For three decades now, Humphrey has been playing her special brand of music to audiences around the world. Jazz great, Dizzy Gillespie first discovered Humphrey during a talent contest at Southern Methodist University, and encouraged her to pursue a musical career in New York City. After following his advice, she received her big break while performing at the Apollo Theatre on Amateur Night. She eventually began playing regularly throughout the city, and even met and performed with music legends including Duke Ellington, Lee Morgan and Stevie Wonder. This will be her second time at THEARC Theater during the Double Time Jazz concert series. For more information, visit: www.thearcdc.orglast_img read more