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Juneteenth Celebration w/ Saxophone and Drums
Fri, June 16, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT
- 39 of 75 tickets still available
- COVID vaccination required (honor system)
- COVID testing not required
- This is an indoor event
- Masks are not required
- If you feel sick, stay home
- Don't bring your own drinks
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
- Bathroom available
- Kid-friendly event
When legendary vocalist Betty Carter asked saxophonist Mark Shim to join her band for a three month world tour in 1995, he became the first and only saxophonist that the iconic singer would ever utilize for an overseas tour. Remarkably, Shim was only 21 years of age at the time. Since that auspicious debut, Mark Shim has made an impact on the musical world with his unique brand of creativity and inventiveness.
Over the course of his 25-year career, Shim has recorded three albums for the prestigious Blue Note label, including the critically acclaimed Turbulent Flow. He has also had the honor of touring with the great Elvin Jones in the last incarnation of his “Elvin Jones Jazz Machine” band, as well with many other distinguished and influential artists, including Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Vijay Iyer.
Born in Jamaica, Shim currently resides in New York, and is a highly sought-after educator and
Drummer Enoch Jamal "E.J." Strickland is the world-class, world-traveled drummer, composer, educator, and artist you've heard on over 60 albums in the last 10-plus years. The Miami native grew up in a creative household, where his dad was a percussionist in the Ft. Lauderdale Orchestra; his twin brother Marcus played the saxophone.
Strickland has built a successful career as a composer, bandleader, educator, and sideman. He's toured, performed, and recorded with some of the greatest names in contemporary music: Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Lizz Wright, Wynton Marsalis, George Colligan, David Gilmore, Vincent Herring, and Nnenna Freelon, to name a few. As an instructor, he's taught alongside some of the world's best jazz educators: Dave Douglas and Vijay Iyer at the prestigious Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music, Steve Kirby at University of Manitoba, and Earl MacDonald at University of Connecticut.
Fun. Stirring. Uplifting. Intriguing. Kinetic: There are so many moods and meanings enmeshed into E.J. Strickland's music, his myriad influences and ideas crossing and branching out in every direction.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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