Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tell Me Somethin' Good!

Photo by Blair Dottin Haley
Emily Asher, Raynel Frazier trombones,
Camille Thurman, T. Sax, Claire Daly, Bari Sax
Chaka Khan, Marsha Ambrosius  and Leela James. 
Friday, April 19 I had the distinct pleasure of performing with a spectacular line-up of performers all under the masterful direction of Grammy winning drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington.  The concert was the second annual benefit gala for the historic Howard Theater in Washington D.C.  We payed tribute to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Etta James, Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick and the inimitable Chaka Khan.  In the photo you can see that Chaka Khan jumped in the festivities and joined the many great artists paying tribute.  Among the guests were Sheila E. (see the video below!), Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, Nona Hendryx, Leela James, Marsha Ambrosious, Kenny Lattimore and more.
The horns were powerhouse women assembled by the vibrant Ms. Tia Fuller. The rhythm section included Geri Allen,  James Genus, Mimi Jones, Daniel Sadownick, Nikki Glaspie...
It was an incredible night!

Chaka and Sheila E & Leela James from Chaka Khan on Vimeo.

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