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Harlem Jazz Series - Keith Witty

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43 - 55 West 124th Street NY, NY 10027 USA (map)

New York native, bassist Keith Witty has straddled the worlds of Hip-Hop, popular music forms, and Jazzs Avante Garde in his young career. Before graduating in 2000 from Wesleyan University, he made his recording debut with the Anthony Braxton Quartet, followed by work in the bands of Guillermo E. Brown and David S. Ware. Keiths first engagement with Ware was the Jazz at Lincoln Centers Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Sonny Rollins and Max Roach, with both legends in attendance. In 2007, Keith formally joined Ware's new quartet. That same year, he joined the touring band of Grammy-nominated singer and song-writer Amel Larrieux, with whom he has toured extensively. In 2010, Keith joined the band of acclaimed East African vocalist, Somi, and simultaneously, Keith has collaborated with some of the most innovative musicians of Jazzs upcoming generation, playing in bands led by Matana Roberts, Taylor Ho Bynum, Pyeng Threadgill, and Jonathan Finlayson. A dedicated educator, Keith was the New York City Opera Education Program's composer-in-residence for 10 years.

Featuring:  Keith Witty - bass

1st set: 12:00pm - 12:45pm (15 min break)
2nd set: 1:00pm - 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30 am

Price: $15