Subject: #SoulBlast - 12th Annual Suite Life: Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash

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#SoulBlast - 12th Annual Suite Life: Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash

KST tradition, Suite Life is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of KST namesake Billy Strayhorn. It’s an unforgettable evening of lush sounds and lively jazz classics, all in support of your favorite neighborhood cultural center. Reared in Homewood, Strayhorn was a legendary pianist, arranger, and composer who made an indelible mark in the world of jazz. His rich collaboration and contributions to The Duke Ellington Orchestra include some of the band’s most known and noteworthy compositions. Join us for a sumptuous evening as we honor the man, and the talent, that helped to define American songwriting and our musical culture.

Musical selections for the evening will be curated and performed by Dr. Alton Merrell, and will include Strayhorn classics Lush Life and A-Train among others.

The full band includes Dr. Alton Merrell (Piano), Jeff Grubbs (Bass), James Johnson III (Drums), Jeff Bush (Trombone), Mark Lucas (Guitar) and Zanetta Wingfield (Vocalist)

The concert is preceded by a VIP reception, and proceeds benefit the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, which supports youth and family programming at Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

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