First Fridays! presents "... A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS"
featuring noted Bronx-born jazz pianist Dr. Valerie Capers
and her Jazz Ensemble
Celebrating Women's History Month
FREE! NO COVER!
March 4, 2011
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Live performance by Dr. Valerie Capers
& her jazz ensemble consisting of:
Alan Givens- Saxophone & Flute
Mark Marino- Guitar
John Robinson- Bass
Earl Williams- Drums
Pito Castillo- Latin Percussion
6:00pm Doors Open
6:45pm Opening remarks
7:00 pm Live performance Valerie Capers Ensemble (1st Set)
8:00 pm Intermission/Break
8:25 pm Live performance Valerie Capers Ensemble (2nd Set)
9:30 pm Closing remarks
About Valerie Capers:
Dr. Valerie Capers was born in the Bronx and received her early schooling at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. She went on to obtain both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School of Music. She has also performed with a roster of outstanding artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Brown, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, James Moody and Paquito D'Rivera, among others. Valerie Capers was the first recipient of Essence magazine's "Women of Essence Award for Music," where she was in the elite company of fellow honorees Oprah Winfrey and Marla Gibbs.
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First Fridays! is made possible by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.
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