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The Blues and Its People at the Apollo Theater

February 18, 2023, 8:00 PM EST

Join fellow Smithies for The Blues and Its People, an electrifying evening-length concert featuring critically acclaimed composer and trumpeter Russell Gunn and his Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra that brings to life poet and author Amiri Baraka’s groundbreaking work, Blues People: Negro Music in White America. Special guests include Weedie Braimah, Davell Crawford, Miles Griffith, Craig Harris, Stefon Harris, Jazzmeia Horn, Oliver Lake, jessica care Moore, and Leon Timbo. This exciting one-night-only exploration of jazz, gospel, and blues, commissioned by the Apollo, traverses Baraka’s text through song and readings curated by Fredara Hadley, Ph.D., ethnomusicologist at The Julliard School of Music.


When: Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 8:oo PM ET

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

Price: Tickets start at $35


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8:00PM Sat 18 Feb 2023, Eastern timezone


Apollo’s Historic Theater
253 W 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

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