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Livestreamed and In-Person
Billy Harper Quintet
Prominent saxophonist with an all-star band – two shows!
TWO SHOWS – 5pm and 8pm
LIVE AUDIENCE + streaming (5pm only)
Throughout Harper’s career, there has been a pattern of spiritual growth and innovation. “My feeling is that music should have a purpose. In the past, it always has been used for healing and uplifting and meditation. And that’s the way I see my music” said Harper, “I’ve had people come up after a program to tell me that they felt a spiritual healing from the music. When that happens, I feel we’re fulfilling what we’re supposed to do. If people are entertained, that’s ok too but I certainly see a purpose in my music beyond that.”
As a teacher and lecturer, Harper has taught at Livingston College, Rutgers University, and The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has also received a special grant from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts to teach improvisation at 15 different high schools. Awards and honors include three Music Composition Grants; two from the National Endowment of the Arts, and one from the Creative Arts Program. He also received the International Critics Award for Best Tenor Saxophone for two years consecutively.
See website for more detail on all bandmembers
ATTEND IN-PERSON $30 5PM 8PM
We are offering a limited number of tickets to attend this performance in person. Advance purchase is required. Ticket holders must be fully vaccinated to attend, and will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the door.
Donations/tips accepted, see website for details