The Bronx Council on the Arts2015 BCA BRIO award winner Tyrone Birkett present a Black History Month production, "Music of the Civil Rights Movement and Beyond", on Monday, February 29th at 2:00pm at the Parkchester Library. Library phone: 718-829-7830.
Admission is free, seating is limited, and RSVP is required.
Questions? Contact Lydia at 718-931-9500 x35 or Lydia@bronxarts.org.
Tyrone Birkett, 2015 BRIO winner for instrumental music performance, is a saxophonist, composer and producer. His current recording with his group Tyrone Birkett Emancipation titled "Postmodern Spirituals: The Promised Land is the first endeavor to showcase his Postmodern Spirituals concept. The Negro Spiritual revived and refreshed through jazz language, 70s soul music, and black church music. As a saxophonist, Tyrone Birkett has synthesized his mentorship by jazz saxophone greats Frank Foster and Budd Johnson, years toiling in black church sanctuaries and soul-jazz into a distinctive fusion. Tyrone has brought his music to venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Schomburg Center for Black Culture, The Greene Space at WYNC, Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, the U.N., Montreal Convention Centre, Bermuda and Europe. He has attended JHS 125 and Adlai Stevenson H.S. where won the John Philip Sousa Band and Louis Armstrong Jazz Awards respectively and attended the Aaron Copland School at Queens College.
This series is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and NYC Council Members James Vacca, Andrew Cohen, Andy King and Melissa Mark-Viverito.