AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: April 25, 2009 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Location: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Street: 3680 Walnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219
Website or Map: Http://www.ahmadjamal.net
Phone: 215.898.3900 for tickets
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Platinum Partners and Mason Music
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2009
Legendary jazz pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal will be feted in grand style on a night of "Magic." The Maestro and his stellar ensemble will perform for fans. Celebrity co-hosts include Cosby Show alumnus Malcolm Jamal Warner, Philadelphia local Channel 6 ABC News and features reporter Denise James, and many other local and national dignitaries will be on board to pay tribute to this living legend.
Jazz Legend Ahmad Jamal's Latest CD It's Magic is
NPR's Best Jazz of the Year
It's Magic is Jazzman Magazine's Record of the Year
Ahmad Jamal on Tour in Continual Support of the Album
New York, NY "Preeminent jazz piano master Ahmad Jamal's latest CD, It's Magic was chosen today as one of the Best Jazz of the Year on NPR's Best CDs of 2008 series. It's Magic also won Record of the Year" in the renowned annual Jazzman Magazine (France)'s CHOC de L'Annee.
Last year, the French government has inducted Ahmad Jamal into Order of the Arts and Letters, naming him Officier de L'Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres (Officer, Order of Arts and Letters). Mr. Jamal is also a recipient of National Endowment for the Arts American Jazz Masters Fellowship.
Ahmad Jamal is not just a living legend of jazz; he is one of the most inspired and inspiring artists in music today. An important and influential figure in jazz history (he was a key influence on Miles Davis in his formative years, and countless others), he introduced the concepts of space, silence and dramatic dynamics into jazz performance. He continues to influence diverse generation of artists from Herbie Hancock, Hiromi to Matthew Shipp.
Mr. Jamal will continue to tour through 2009, making stops in Russia, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland; and in the States, San Francisco, CA (Herbst Theatre), Philadelphia, PA (U. Penn Annenberg Performing Arts Center), and Chicago, IL (Int'l African Festival of the Arts), among many others, with more dates to be announced.
For more information, please contact Jane Chun at Dreyfus/NFM: (212) 764-4609 ext. 102 or .