Black History Month - Arts, Culture & Fun: Concert with Emme Kemp
Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Join us for a Black History Month piano concert. We will feature artist Emme Kemp for the first hour of play followed by open play for those who want to showcase their talents!
Chicago-born Emme Kemp is rightly hailed by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem as "an unsung heroine in American Music". A piano prodigy at age 3, steeped in blues, gospel, and wider-ranging styles, she eventually studied with the eminent classical pianist Egon Petri as a teenager. She studied American music at Northwestern University, Berklee College of Music, and New York University, and is well known as a protégé to jazz great Eubie Blake and as a Broadway composer ("Bubblin' Brown Sugar"). She has held engagements at New York venues such as the Waldorf Astoria and the Rainbow Room, and appeared in the Woody Allen film "Sweet and Lowdown". Kemp has received honors from numerous organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, and International Women in Jazz.
- Concert - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Open Play - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please RSVP on Eventbrite at ekjr.eventbrite.com
In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America.