‘Harlem’ fundraiser to benefit jazz festival
The Friends of John Coltrane, Inc. will be hosting an evening of entertainment at Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St. in High Point, on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 6 p.m.
“Showtime in Harlem: A Celebration of the Cotton Club” will be a celebration of the songs and dance that will bring the Cotton Club era to the stage. It consists of performances by local artists including Bertha Young and Joe Robinson. The production will feature performances by singers and dancers who portray artists such as Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne and the Nicholas Brothers.
Organizers promise that the audience will be taken back to the time where singers demonstrated real vocal skills and dancers engaged audiences in song and dance.
A cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., with “Showtime in Harlem,” which includes a dinner, starting at 7 p.m. After the show, there will be an after party with a DJ, dancing and cash bar until 12 a.m.
Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at www.friendsofjohncoltrane.com, through PayPal. Proceeds benefit the 3rd Annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival being held Aug. 31 at Oak Hollow Festival Park.
The mission of The Friends of John Coltrane is to preserve and celebrate the life and music of John Coltrane and to enrich the lives of others through the introduction of jazz and other musical genres.