Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Adderley, Herring, McCurdy, Parsons to Honor Cannonball in Ft. Lauderdale Concert in September

Final concert in the
2012 Old Dillard Museum
Cannonball Jazz Series


LOCATION: The Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

DATE: September 15, 2012 at 8 p.m.

TICKETS: $50, $35, $25

THE EVENT: The Old Dillard Museum presents “The Cannon Birthday Concert” featuring Nat
Adderley Jr., nephew of legendary jazz saxophonist Julian“Cannonball” Adderley. Pianist Nat Adderely , Jr. is best known for writing and arranging Luther Vandross songs, including his first top 20 pop hit,“Stop to Love,”“Wait for Love,” and the Grammy‐nominated“Give Me the Reason.” Adderley has also writen, produced and arranged songs for Beyonce Knowles, Kirk Whalum, Natalie Cole, Johnny Gill and Aretha Franklin. Cannonball Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a crossover hit on the pop charts, and for his work with jazz great Miles Davis. Early in his career, Cannonball taught music and directed the school band at Dillard High School, Fort Lauderdale’s first school for African‐American students and the current site of the Old Dillard Museum.

Nat Adderley, Jr.: Nephew of legendary jazz saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and son of renowned jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, Sr. Nat, Jr. is best known for his work with Luther Vandross. Nat wrote and arranged Luther’s first 20 pop hit, “Stop to Love.” Other Luther songs written by Nat include “Wait for Love,” and the Grammy‐nominated “Give me the Reason.” In addition to writing, producing and arranging songs for Luther and other artists, such as Beyonce Knowles, Kirk Whalum, Natalie Cole, Johnny Gill and Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Jr., is a fabulous pianist.

Vincent Herring: Often known as the Cannonball Clone for his amazing renditions on the alto saxophone, Herring played for many years with Nat Adderley, Sr. Acclaimed as a virtuoso with his voice and his saxophone, Herring has also worked with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey, the Horace Silver Quintet, Nancy Wilson and others.

Longineu Parsons: A native of Tallahassee, Parsons was like a son and a protégé to Nat Adderley, Sr. Parsons is an internationally acclaimed trumpeter who also performs on recorders, flute, percussions and is a vocalist. Longineu has performed in some thirty countries in North, South and Central America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has performed for such dignitaries as the King of Morocco, the President of Gabon, the Royal Family of the Netherlands, the President of Austria, and for UNESCO.

Roy McCurdy: Roy was the last drummer to play with Cannonball Adderley. Although he
is best known for his contributions to the Cannonball Adderley Quintet between 1965 and 1975, McCurdy was a stimulating drummer for Chuck and Gap Mangione in the Jazz Brother, Bobby  Timmons, Betty Carter and Sonny Rollins.

Trevor Lawrence: Bass player from Los Angeles, CA.

THE CANNON BIRTHDAY CONCERT is the final concert in the 2012 Old Dillard Museum Cannonball Jazz Series. The series began in 2009 to honor Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s connection to the Broward County Public School System and Dillard High School. Adderley taught music and directed the school band at the historic Dillard High School site at 1009 NW

4th Street
in Fort Lauderdale between 1948 and 1950 and later taught at the current Dillard High School between 1953 and 1956.

SPONSORS: The Old Dillard Museum, The Old Dillard Foundation, Funding Arts Broward, Broward County Public Schools, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, the Arts Access Program of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, AutoNation, Next Weekend Productions, Samuel Morrison, the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Links, Inc., the Bank of America, Sites and Sound Unlimited, and BECON TV.

OLD DILLARD MUSEUM is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites since 1991 as the first public schoolhouse built for blacks in Broward County and the first “Colored School” to offer classes beyond the sixth grade. For many years after the school graduated its first seniors in 1938, Dillard was the only high school in the county to provide a 12th Grade to black students in Broward County.

SITES AND SOUNDS UNLIMITED is the production company of the jazz series for 2012. The series has included Troy Roberts, Randy Corinthian and Sherman Hunter. Sites and Sounds
Unlimited is headed by William Holmes and assisted by Dr. Niara Sudarkasa.

CONTACT: Derek T Davis, Curator
Old Dillard Museum

1009 NW 4th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

BOX OFFICE: Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office
Phone 954.462.0222
Outside of Broward 1 877.311.7469(SHOW)

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