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The Twelfth Annual "Great Night in Harlem"

Fri, May 17, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Jazz Foundation of America presents its annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.

Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.

'OZ will be broadcasting from 7 - 9pm; check back for more details.

The lineup includes an unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Macy Gray, Sharon Jones, Long John Hunter, Jeffrey Wright - MC (Basquiat, Cadillac Records), Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matthew Whitaker, Steven Bernstein (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson, David Gilmore and many more. Quincy Jones will also make a special appearance to pay homage to his mentor, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend, Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.including a special tribute to Clark Terry.

WWOZ and the New Orleans music community will be forever grateful to the Jazz Foundation of America for all the assistance that they gave to New Orleans musicians in the wake of Katrina.

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America

Learn more: Watch a video about the Jazz Foundation of America


Broadcast runs from 7 - 9 pm. 


Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY
Nicholas Payton
Nicholas Payton, photo by Leon Morris
Henry Butler
Henry Butler, photo by Hunter King



It's a shame Jeff had to speak over the intro about Clark; knowing Jeff I'm sure it wasn't by choice.
Mr. Terry is my hero and I am privileged to have met him twice... God love and keep him.

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