Jazz NYC. Amerindian Museum (National Museum of the American Indian in New York). Native Sounds Downtown. Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Sharel Cassity.
Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm. Diker Pavilion- FREE
The National Museum of the American Indian in New york is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a special Native Sounds Downtown! concert by Sharel Cassity (Cherokee). Cassity’s vibrant saxophone voice is quickly making waves on the New York music scene. Leading a quintet including trumpet, piano, bass, and drums, visitors can expect to hear world class musicians performing original music and new takes on jazz standards. In addition to her set list of new works and standards, Cassity intends to honor bebop innovator, Oscar Pettiford (Cherokee/Choctaw/African American) who is featured in the exhibit “Up Where We Belong.”
“Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture” is on view through August 11, 2013
See more: http://nmai.si.edu/home/