Friday, April 9th, 7PM - 10PM at Casa Frela. To celebrate the rich cultural heritage that is shared between Harlem and New Orleans, join Music For Tomorrow featuring the Sugartone Brass Band at Casa Frela gallery in Harlem. This event will support the creative economy of New Orleans.
Beside New Orleans, no community has nurtured jazz more than Harlem. The unique sounds of Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Billie Holiday all reverberated throughout these fabled streets. Their legacy continues as the jazz musicians of today have also found a home in this community.
The Sugartone Brass Band, assembled in 2002 is New York City’s premier New Orleans style second line band. Consisting initially of 6 members, the band expanded to 8 members in 2004 and has played for thousands of people in the New York area. The top photo shows the band at a past Kehinde Wiley exhibition at the Deitch Project gallery.
Tickets are $20-$25 online or $30 at the door. Drinks and light fare included. Music For Tomorrow will donate the commission from each gig booked to causes that support the New Orleans creative economy. New Orleans gave the world jazz; now we’re giving back. One gig at a time. For further information about this event or about Casa Frela Gallery, visit www.musicfortomorrow.org or call 404-934-2616. Casa Frela is located at 47 West 119th Street, between Lenox and 5th Ave. Take to 2 or 3 train to 116th street station, walk 3 blocks north to 119th street. www.casafrela.com