Keith Snipes & Company: Let Freedom Sing! is a show you are not going to want to miss! This quintet of legends will play a fantastic show on October 26th at 7:30pm!
Keith Snipes is an actor, poet, vocalist, and songwriter. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Keith started acting at the age of 16, after landing a summer job that focused on the arts. Gifted with a melodious singing voice, his first two theatrical performances were both in musical productions, West Side Story and Porgy & Bess, respectively.
Obasi Akoto is an American jazz bassist, composer and educator. Formally known as Steve Kirby, he is the music director of this fantastic group.
Sean Jones is an internationally recognized educator. He is president of the Jazz Education Network and holds the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies at The John Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore. As well as artistic Director for the NYO JAZZ Program of Carnegie Hall. Previously, he served as chair of the Brass department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Music and spirituality have always been intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator, and activist Sean Jones.
Alan Blackman, award-winning composer and pianist, has been a mainstay in the Washington-Baltimore area for nearly a decade. He has performed at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and nearly all of the area’s Jazz Festivals both as a freelancer and with his group the Blackman/Barke Quartet.
CV Dashiell III is a phenomenal young drummer that is a rapidly rising star on the Washington, DC jazz scene. In demand for a steady stream of performances, CV is a truly exceptional jazz fusion player, but he thrives on a wide variety of music genres from classical to big band. He appeared at Carnegie Hall at the age of 14 as the featured drummer and soloist with the East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble, and has performed with Bobby Watson, Terell Stafford and Bob Mintzer.
$25-30 Live / $10 Streaming