Clifford Brown Jazz Festival lineup unveiled (via Delaware Online)

2017 Clifford Brown Tribute Band with Gerald Chavis
 — The 2017 Clifford Brown Tribute Band consists of some of the most sought-after musicians in the Delaware region. Hailing from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware, the collective experiences and work history of the band includes performances and recordings with luminaries from Mick Jagger to Chick Corea to Boyz II Men, and many, many more. Most band members are actively nurturing the next generation of jazz musicians. Notable performers include saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, a Philadelphia native currently residing in New York City. Jaleel is one of the last students of the renowned teacher, Robert ‘Boysie’ Lowery, who is best known for teaching Clifford Brown. Shaw is recognized by many jazz publications as one of the top saxophonists on the scene today.

Alicia Olatuja — Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, while performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz-based ensemble and recorded her first solo album.

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