Attucks Jazz Series
February 20: Clairdee, vocals - Acclaimed for her inventive artistry and magnetic stage presence, Clairdee's lustrous voice and soulful delivery hearkens back to a time when jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues often blended seamlessly together. Clairdee is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase — all of which she communicates with winning sincerity and warmth — set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining.
March 5: Chuck Redd, vibes - Chuck Redd is an accomplished performer on both drums and vibraphone. Chuck began performing and recording internationally when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio in 1980 at the age of 21. Later, while appearing in New York with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: "Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness."
April 2: John Fedchock, trombone - An in-demand performer and writer in New York City for over twenty years, John Fedchock's multifaceted talents have led him to become one of NYC's premiere jazz artists. Fedchock was Trombone Chair for the International Association For Jazz Education Resource Team and a member of the board of advisors for the International Trombone Association, and is presently trombone representative for the Jazz Education Network's Expert Team.