AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: February 12, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: James Street Gastropub
Street: 422 Foreland St.
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2017
Sun Feb 12 8:00 pm all ages welcome $16 advance/$20 door
James Street Gastropub, 422 Foreland St, North Side 412-904-3335
Chicago/AACM progressive jazz legends for over 40 years!
an evening with ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE
[Kahil El Zabar + Corey Wilkes + Alex Harding]
Tickets: Juke Records (Bloomfield), Acoustic Music Works (Squirrel Hill), Caliban Books (Oakland) and Dave's Music Mine (South Side). Online at Brown Paper Tickets:
Kahil El’Zabar has been leading his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in various configurations for over 40 years and they are still in forward motion! This year, his “EHE, Let It Be Free” 2017 tour includes longtime member, Corey Wilkes, on trumpet and Alex Harding on baritone sax. These players are much more than accomplished jazz musicians. They are spiritually endowed, next level Sound Scientists, who have mastered rituals in music like no one else — that raise consciousness while enriching the mind, body and spirit.
Kahil El’Zabar is considered by his peers to be one of the most prolific innovators of his generation. He has recorded more than sixty well-received projects, and won numerous international awards as a musician and composer. In 2014, Dr. El’Zabar was knighted by the Counsel General of France as a “Chevalier Medal of Letters”. In 2012, President Barack Obama’s administration awarded him the International Ambassador’s Award in the Arts. In 2006, The Chicago Tribune named Kahil El’Zabar Chicagoan of the Year. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed El’Zabar to the National Task Force on Arts in Education. Kahil has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Stevie Wonder, Pharoah Sanders, Neneh Cherry, Nina Simone, Ntozake Shange, David Murray, Nona Hendryx, and Lester Bowie. Dr. El’Zabar holds a PHD in Inter-Disciplinary Arts and is Executive Creative Director at the new Chicago Academy of Music. He has also taught at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) and University of Illinois (Chicago), and served on several prestigious panels such as the NEA, the NPN and Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund. El’Zabar is a former chairman of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and has scored feature films: How You Like Me Now (Warner Brothers), Mo Money (Columbia Pictures), and Love Jones (New Line Cinema). He has created and curated events as Artist in Residence in Bordeaux, France for the last 11 years.