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2:00 pm

Community Panel: Impact of the Coronavirus on Black Jazz & Blues Musicians

October 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Lady A smiling.

This panel discussion—moderated by Tony Benton, founder and station manager of Rainier Avenue Radio— will take a look at how the coronavirus specifically impacted Black musicians. Systemic racism was already a constant. The coronavirus and the additional focus on race related issues exacerbated the challenges and obstacles faced by Black musicians in the entertainment industry and in life in general. This panel discussion will take a look at these issues through the eyes of Wadie Ervin, Eugenie Jones, Anita “Lady A” White, Delvon Lamarr, and Michael Powers.

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7:00 pm

Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance, plus Jade Solomon Curtis

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Lakecia Benjamin sitting holding a saxophone.

The charismatic New York saxophonist, steeped in jazz, hip-hop, and soul, presents the music of her recent, very personal tribute to the Coltrane legacy, with her quartet. The evening also includes Benjamin, performing in New York, in duo with the riveting Jade Solomon Curtis, dancing in Seattle.

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