Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Tribute
On Friday, Feb. 23, alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, joined by trumpeter Terell Stafford and vocalist Brianna Thomas, will lead a special tribute to the classic 1961 jazz record, “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley,” giving it a modern twist.
“This is a record that all aspiring young jazz musicians should know about – both vocalists and instrumentalists,” said Vanessa Sielert, director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music. “If you can turn them on to one recording that they really like, then you can also show how that same material – the tunes, the harmonies, the melodies and the words – can be changed, adapted, refreshed and rethought out. It’s the living tradition of jazz.”