SUNSTAR: Charenée Wade – Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
March 2, 2019 | 8:00pm
Saturday, March 2
8pm / Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave
Presented in Partnership with Kente Arts Alliance
New York based, award-winning, vocalist and educator Charenée Wade pays tribute to renowned poet and artist Gil Scott-Heron with “Offering,” the first full-length album tribute to Scott-Heron and his musical collaborator Brian Jackson. Produced by Grammy-nominated music industry veteran and Sirius XM personality Mark Ruffin, the recording features notable guest stars and is arresting in just how timely Scott-Heron’s messages are today. Wade made a name for herself as runner-up to Cecilé McLorin Salvant in the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition, demonstrating a vocal capability that made her the perfect candidate to deliver Scott-Heron’s music from the female perspective.
Presented as part of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s 11th Annual SUNSTAR Festival, February 28 through March 2, 2019.
Pay What Makes You Happy! A limited number of Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.