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Tribute to Andrew White (Early Show – Student Concert)
September 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
September 2 – 12:40PM – Howard University College of Fine Arts
As the first black institution of higher learning to offer a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Howard University is a renowned establishment for the study and performance of jazz. Appropriately, Howard University has partnered with DCJF to pay tribute to one of its and DC’s own—the legendary multi-instrumentalist, Andrew White. White’s skills as a musician earned him recordings and touring gigs with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Weather Report, Otis Redding, and McCoy Tyner, among others. Most notably, White’s meticulous transcriptions of 650 John Coltrane solos (virtually everyone on record) has earned him the moniker “Keeper of Trane”.
This tribute will be led by two-time Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, Howard University alum, and Blackbyrds founding member Kevin Toney. He will be joined by bassist Steve Novosel, drummer Keith Killgo, saxophonist Antonio Parker, and special guests. In keeping with the commitment to preserve and perpetuate jazz through instruction and performance, this free “mini-show” education concert reserves seats for Howard University College of Music students. A limited number of seats will be available to the public.