Brianna Thomas - When listening to up and coming Jazz singer Brianna Thomas, echoes of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone immediately come to mind. She is one of the most deeply soulful and naturally hard-swinging young Jazz singers of her generation, and a singer who has already garnered the approval of legends such as Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, and others. Will Friedwald, from the Wall Street Journal said it best: "Brianna Thomas may well be the best straight-ahead Jazz singer of her generation."|
Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert at 4:00 pm.
$20 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Students & Abyssinian Members (available on site with ID)
Abyssinian Jazz Vespers (AJV) 2014, "Celebrating In the Spirit", embraces Harlem and its rich cultural, social, and artistic legacy of Jazz. Through concert series, new and established performers are afforded a creative platform to interpret different eras and styles, while encouraging relevant musical relationships between developing, and more traditional audiences. AJV participating artists are diverse, cultural story-tellers who skillfully speak through the languages of Bebop, Swing, Afro Caribbean, Latin, Classical, Modern, and Straight Ahead.
Always uplifting and joyous, the AJV experience not only entertains its audiences, it defines Jazz as the cultural cornerstone of an international artistic, spiritual, and social community.
All are welcome to join us each month for a wonderful fellowship that "Celebrates Jazz in the Spirit."
Abyssinian Baptist Church (View)
132 W. 138th Street
New York, NY 10030
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|