The 25th AfroSolo Arts Festival kicks off with this free jazz concert featuring an all-star quintet drawn from AfroSolo alumni. Piano master Tammy Hall has performed high profile concerts with vocal stars Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Holly Near, and Laurie Anderson. Veteran drummer Leon Joyce Jr. was longtime accompanist for vocal legend Nancy Wilson and piano star Ramsey Lewis. Renowned bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, captivating harpist/vocalist Destiny Muhammad and rising young Oakland saxophonist Ranzel Merritt round out the band.
This don’t-miss event at Yerba Buena Gardens is the 25th anniversary kick off of the AfroSolo Arts Festival: a free jazz concert by an all-star quintet made up of AfroSolo alumni. The concert features piano master Tammy Hall performing with veteran drummer Leon Joyce, Jr., bassist composer Marcus Shelby, harpist/vocalist Destiny Muhammad and rising Oakland saxophonist Ranzel Merritt. Vocalists include Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Holly Near and Laurie Anderson. Free.