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The Sojourner Truth Project - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
Add to Calendar 10-03-2013 10-03-2013 15 The Sojourner Truth Project Composer and bassist Avery Sharpe celebrates the life and work of African American abolitionist and woman's rights activist Sojourner Truth through compositions based on her life and the famous speech she made for women's suffrage in 1851 (later titled "Ain't I a Woman"). Mr. Sharpe stands at the heart of a jazz sextet featuring Onaje Allan Gumbs, piano; Yoron Israel, drums; Jimmy Greene, saxophone; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; and Jeri Brown, vocals. Sharpe is Sterling Brown '22 Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence in Music, at Williams College. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=129394 Brooklyn Public Library, central branch true DD/MM/YYYY  

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Date: March 10, 2013
Hours: 1:30pm
Cost: FREE
Ages: Tween, Teen, Adult

Address:
10 Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Heights, NY 11238

Phone: 718-230-2100
Website: www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Description: Composer and bassist Avery Sharpe celebrates the life and work of African American abolitionist and woman's rights activist Sojourner Truth through compositions based on her life and the famous speech she made for women's suffrage in 1851 (later titled "Ain't I a Woman"). Mr. Sharpe stands at the heart of a jazz sextet featuring Onaje Allan Gumbs, piano; Yoron Israel, drums; Jimmy Greene, saxophone; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; and Jeri Brown, vocals. Sharpe is Sterling Brown '22 Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence in Music, at Williams College.

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