On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Central Park Conservancy in partnership with Jazzmobile presented Great Jazz on the Great Hill at 106th Street in Central Park in Harlem, New York.
The lineup included Alyson Williams’ new Summer Nights in Harlem, George Gee Swing Band featuring vocalist John Dokes, and Jeremy Pelt.
Alyson Williams takes the music world by storm! Starting in R&B as a featured artist with Def Jam Records, she is now a prominent jazz and blues vocalist performing in clubs and stages across the country. Her newest project is Summer Nights in Harlem, and her tribute concert to Phyllis Hyman is in collaboration with Nat Adderley, Jr.
Preeminent trumpeter Jeremy Pelt made his debut in the jazz world as a member of the Mingus Big Band and the Jimmy Heath Orchestra. Now a bandleader, he has recorded 10 albums and tours nationally and internationally. He has been featured in DownBeat magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Featuring Jeremy Pelt (Trumpet), Willerm Delisfort (Piano), Clovis Nicolas (Bass), Pete Zimmer (Drums).
George Gee Swing Band
The George Gee Swing Band attracts both millennials and long-time fans of jazz and swing. Gee and his band are leaders in the re-emergence of swing dance as a popular cultural experience, not only in New York but around the world. Featuring Conductor George Gee, Vocalist John Dokes, Steve Einerson (Piano), David Gibson (Trombone, Musical Director), Andy Gravish (Trumpet), Michael Hashim (Tenor Sax), Freddie Hendrix (Trumpet), Jim Mola (Drums), Anthony Nelson, Jr. (Alto Sax), Lauren Sevian (Baritone Sax) and Barry Stephenson (Bass). Website
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Jazzmobile was founded in 1964 by National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, pianist, Dr. Billy Taylor, and philanthropist and arts administrator, Ms. Daphne Anstein, Jazzmobile is the first U.S. not-for-profit arts and cultural organization created just for Jazz.
Since the beginning, they have been bringing high-quality Jazz performances and education programs to area residents, tourists, and other visitors, reaching over 4,000,000 people living or visiting New York City.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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