Vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames presents his annual journey through the Billie Holiday songbook “Homage To Eleanora” on Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 at 7pm and Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4pm at Manna House Workshops, 338 E. 106th Street, in East Harlem.
Admission is $25 at the door – special discounts for seniors, students, people with disabilities, and groups of five or more – cash only – and to RSVP contact (305) 450-0764 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dames will be joined at the three-day event by The Lafayette Harris Jr. Quartet featuring Lafayette on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, Marvin Horne on guitar and G. Earl Grice on drums. The shows, which honor the late jazz legend (born Eleanora Fagan on April 7), are produced by SeMad Productions & Highway Productions In Association With Down Stage Pass. Keith, a graduate of City College of New York considers himself a student of the Billie Holiday School of Music has released two self-produced CD’s featuring Billie’s compositions as well as tunes from the American Song Book. A Miami native of Bahamian descent Dames, has also appeared at Stage 72 (The Triad), Jazzmobile, The Metropolitan Room, Symphony Space (Singers Space Feature Spot), and the Apollo Theater (New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA) Centennial Celebration).
Founded in 1967, the mission of Manna House Workshops is to meet the needs of talented persons in an economically deprived community by providing a lifelong learning experience, primarily through America’s classical music, Jazz, and the visual and performing arts. Music training gives us the discipline needed to succeed in our endeavors. Contact Manna House Workshop at (212) 722-8223 or www.mannahousejazz.org.