HARRY BELAFONTE AND TONY BENNETT
April 4, 2019 at The Jazz Foundation’s
17th Annual “A Great Night In Harlem”
at The Apollo
The Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street, Harlem
Live Performances Begin: 8:30 pm
Hosted by Danny Glover and Michael Imperioli with A Great Evening of Performances by August Greene featuring Common, Patti Smith, Bruce Willis, Savion Glover, Bettye Lavette, The Count Basie Orchestra and music director Steve Jordan.
Special Guests include Roberta Flack, Wallace Roney, Larry Willis, Kenyon Harrold and Alexis Morrast.
Singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte and legendary music icon Tony Bennett will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hosted by Danny Glover and Michael Imperioli with performances by August Greene featuring Common, Patti Smith, Savion Glover, Bruce Willis, and Bettye Lavette. Additional A-list talent on the red carpet includes Keegan-Michael Key and Roberta Flack among others…
For 30 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been dedicated to keeping jazz & blues alive in America. Members include those who’ve played with artists such as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. The Foundation embraces more than 7,000 musicians annually, addressing issues such as health care, housing and disaster relief, and spreading the gospel of jazz and blues in classrooms, senior care facilities and one-on-one education. The annual “A Great Night in Harlem” at the Apollo Theatre, now in its’ 17th year, features legendary musical icons, thrilling moments of jazz music and real-life stories of musicians saved by the Jazz Foundation. Its’ goal is simple and challenging – raise the funds necessary to continue to treat their members with dignity and respect.