Jazz for the Soul with Deanna Witkowski

Carolina Music Museum, 516 Buncombe St. , Greenville, SC 29601

New York-based pianist, composer, vocalist, and Mary Lou Williams scholar, Deanna Witkowski, will perform a special program on Monday evening, February 25th, at the Carolina Music Museum’s grand exhibit space. The performance is part of the Greenville Jazz Collective’s Celebration of Women in Jazz 2019 and will include originals, as well as, selections from the liturgical and small group music of Mary Lou Williams.

A Forgotten Legacy-The Music of James Reece Europe

Israel Metropolitan CME Church, 307 N. Calhoun St., Greenville

A multi-level presentation that celebrates the black leaders who proved their worth as American Heroes. Join us as we explore the lives of James Reese Europe, band leader, and Freddie Stowers, the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War I.

WHERE: Israel Metropolitan CME Church 307 N. Calhoun Street WHEN: Thursday, February 28 6:00-7:30pm FEATURING: * A first-person account of the Harlem Hell Fighters role in WWI Henry Johnson, UNCC Professor of History * Special concert of Hell Fighter Band Music The Greenville Collective Early Jazz Combo * Honoring Freddie Stowers, American Hero Ri’Chu ri Sancho, Grand Niece of Freddie Stowers

SPONSORED BY: Israel Metropolitan CME Church Unity Sports Soccer Club