The evening starts at 8pm and features Jazz, Funk, Soul composed of Jeff Lorber, Paul Jackson, Jr., and Everette Harp as well as the APME Scholarship Award Presentation with musical performances by Dizzy 7 Band and Lexington Porter.
Jeff Lorber is famous for launching the career of Kenny G and his productions and collaborations with such greats as Dave Koz, Janet Jackson, Lalah Hathaway and Miles Davis. He is one of the most sought after producers and performers in Jazz!
Los Angeles session guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. was one of the most prolific players in R&B during the ’70s and ’80s. He has supported artists ranging from Michael Jackson to the Temptations, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Chicago, Elton John, Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, and many others.
Everette Harp has recorded and shared the stage with such musical giants as Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel and Patti LaBelle. A hit maker in his own right, Jazziz magazine hails his “amazing virtuosity” and Jazz Times calls him “a rare talent.”
Since Jazz Funk Soul began touring in 2013, the popularity of the group and the audience’s enthusiasm has been tremendous. This new album was created to satisfy the demand from their growing audience.
The Dizzy 7 plays music that ranges from Motown to Big Band, Latin to Dixie. It features a full rhythm section, a three-man horn section, and female and male vocalists. Dizzy 7 is composed of accomplished musicians who love what they do.