Healdsburg Jazz Presents MLK Concerts January 15 & 16
Healdsburg Jazz is proud to present a FREE family concert titled “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Through the Eyes of Children” on the birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 15, 2021, at 7 pm and again on January 16, 2021, at 12 Noon. Free registration is now open.
We are honored to feature two amazing vocalists Kim Nalley and Tiffany Austin, who have each championed freedom songs and black liberation music their entire careers. The performance will include such important songs as "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, " "I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free, " "I Woke up this Morning with My Mind Stayed on Freedom, " and more. Pianist Tammy Lynn Hall will perform her original arrangement of "We Shall Overcome", and poet Enid Pickett will perform her commissioned poem titled "118 Days" about the Children's March in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. Other musicians include drummer Genius Wesley and bassist Marcus Shelby. We are excited to do this in collaboration with the Stanford's King Research & Education Institute, led by Prof. Clayborne Carson who was selected in 1985 by Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband.
Healdsburg Jazz is also providing local K-12 schools in Healdsburg, Northern Sonoma County, and beyond, with a FREE independent study and fact sheet, timeline, playlist of songs, playlist of speeches, and suggested books and poems about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the music of the Civil Rights era.