The African Heritage Cultural Arts Heart (AHCAC) will host the sixth annual Sankofa Jazz Pageant on Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The occasion celebrates jazz and welcomes the AHCAC’s alumni and the larger neighborhood to reconnect on the historic grounds of Liberty Metropolis’s AHCAC, 6161 NW twenty second Avenue, Miami, on the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Moonlight Approach.
Basic admission for this occasion is $20 per particular person and $50 for a bunch of 4. Tickets are restricted and should be bought upfront at https://6sankofajazzfest.
The sixth annual Sankofa Jazz Pageant, hosted by Sizzling 105.1’s Rodney Baltimore, is part of the Heart’s neighborhood outreach program.
The outside occasion is a platform used to take care of the wealthy historical past of music of the African Diaspora whereas introducing native and rising artists.
This 12 months’s occasion will honor the legacy of Miami’s personal, legendary jazz musician and composer Melton Mustafa, Sr. through the personal renaming ceremony of the Heart’s live performance corridor.
The “Sankofa Jazz Fest” lineup contains:
Chris Walker – This 12 months’s headliner. Singer, composer, musician, and producer, Chris Walker is most generally known as Al Jarreau’s musical director, co-vocalist and bassist. He has performed with jazz greats equivalent to Ornette Coleman, Artwork Blakey, Bob James, Jimmy Heath, Cassandra Wilson, and R&B songstress Regina Belle.
Jesse Jones, Jr.– Jesse Jones, Jr. is a saxophonist extraordinaire, a global recording artist, and a local of Miami, Florida. An exceptional reed participant, Jesse pays tribute to his late brother, Melton Mustafa, Sr. Jesse is technically a virtuoso on the alto, soprano and baritone saxophone, in addition to flute. He combines the hard-bop affect of Cannonball Adderley, the funk of Hank Crawford, and the sweetness of Paul Desmond. His newest single “Cabbage Alley” is accessible on music platforms.
Nikki Kidd– Nikki Kidd is a global jazz vocalist with a palpable ardour for music. Nikki’s accolades embody working with acclaimed artists Gloria Estefan, Michael Bublé, KC and the Sunshine Band, Aloe Blacc, Thelma Houston, Mary Wilson, Shannon and Jennifer Vacation, and Cory Henry with the Nu Deco Ensemble.
Cachita Lopez– Cachita López is a culturally influential singer, identified round South Florida for her seamless fusion of kinds and musical genres and her dynamic performances. She is especially identified for her jazz and conventional Cuban repertoire. She has graced the stage and studios with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, Negroni’s Trio, Jose Feliciano, Edwin Bonilla, Natalia Gimenez and Idina Menzel.
This occasion will probably be a celebration and secure, family-friendly affair. Pageant-goers should buy tickets upfront. Tickets won’t be bought on the door.
Strict guidelines, together with social distancing and required face masks, will probably be enforced to maintain the general public secure.