Hi folks. This may give you an idea what can be done here with some colaborations, sponsors and partnerships. It is NOT limited to NYC at all.
From Bob Davis of Soul Patrol....
NYC Carnegie Hall: Honor: Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, And Beyond, Wed, Mar 4 at 8 PM
I am very pleased to announce this event. Not only does it promise to be a historic night of live performances @ historic Canegie Hall in NYC, but it will also feature performances by three artists who are members of Soul-Patrol.com (Geri Allen, Leela James & Vernon Reid). If you are within 100 miles of this event, it's well worth whatever you have to do in order to be there (my back azz will be in the house!!!)
Paying tribute to the great African American popular music artists of the past, the brightest lights in blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz, as well as today’s daring innovators, gather for a magical evening of music. Each presentation will parallel an event in the bountiful history of performances by African American artists at Carnegie Hall.
Ray Chew, Musical Director
Ashford & Simpson
Doug E. Fresh
James "Blood" Ulmer
NYC Carnegie Hall: Honor: Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, And Beyond