Text by J4JA
Justice for Jazz Artists will gather at St. Peter’s Church Wednesday evening for great music and a talk about obtaining basic security for musicians who are needlessly struggling in New York City.
J4JA attempts to work with the most successful, affluent clubs around the City to find common sense solutions for musicians who are often forced to retire into poverty or near poverty after long productive careers.
The evening will feature a performance by master musicians Patience Higgins and Bill Saxton, with an appearance by vocal stylist Keisha St. Joan.
The event will also feature a talk, “Justice for Jazz Artists!” by staunch supporter and J4JA advocate NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens and guest speaker, activist/artist Maluwa. Mr. Owens has spoken forthrightly and with clarity on behalf of J4JA’s cause on multiple occasions, so this will be a great opportunity to get more acquainted with the campaign and its aims, as well as how to achieve them, and to hear some great tunes!
Other musicians will also be lending their talents to the program, including: Mabel Lee, Dotti Fox, Bob Stewart, George Gray, Steve Elmer, Marcus McLaurine.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6th, performance begins at 7PM
WHERE: St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
To reserve tickets, please call (212) 245-4802, ext. 185. Get them early.