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Archive: All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway

  • Hammonds House Museum 503 Peeples Street Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30310 United States (map)

Join Hammonds House Museum for All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway. The two musicians will reflect on traditional and contemporary jazz, the craft and the challenges. We'll close the session by listening to excerpts from Conerway's latest project, With Pride for Dignity, which debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. This event is free for members, $7 admission for non-members. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

About the Artists
Henry Conerway has become a leading presence on the modern jazz scene since moving to New York in 2015. In addition to fronting his own trio he engages ongoing work with artists such as the iconic Freddy Cole; Jazz at Lincoln Center trumpeter, Marcus Printup; 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition Winner, Jazzmeia Horn and Grammy nominated trumpeter, Russell Gunn. In September 2018 Henry released his debut album With Pride for Dignity. It debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. The album's liner notes were masterfully penned by composer, musician, educator, and minister; Dr. Dwight Andrews.

Dr. Dwight Andrews is Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. As a musician, Dr. Andrews has appeared on over 25 jazz and "new music" recordings. Also, he has been recognized for his collaborations with playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards, having served as musical director for the Broadway productions of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone," "The Piano Lesson," and "Seven Guitars," and the Broadway revival of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton. He provided the music direction for the Broadway revival production of "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, and Sanaa Latham. His film credits include "The Old Settler" starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, "The Piano Lesson," HBO’s "Miss Evers' Boys" and the PBS documentaries, W.E.B. Dubois: "A Biography in Four Voices and Homecoming: The Plight of Black Farmers in Georgia."