Uhadi & all-star guests perform Salute to Africa at Bard

Nonhlanhla Kheswa (photo by Johann Person)

Nonhlanhla Kheswa (photo by Johann Person)

Tannersville’s heavyweight jazz incubator, the Catskill Jazz Factory, continues to pair in fruitful and surprising ways with the ever-ambitious musical programming at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. On Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m., the two institutions present Salute to Africa! a performance at Bard’s Fisher Center by Uhadi, masters of the Johannesburg jazz scene. Led by saxophonist McCoy Mrubata and featuring trumpeter Feya Faku, pianist Paul Hanmer, bassist Herbie Tsoaeli and drummer Justin Badenhorst, Uhadi will be joined by a host of special guests, including master Afro/Latin trombonist Chris Washburne, the remarkable trombonist Raynel Frazier, rising star South African vocalist Vuyo Sotashe, blues guitarist Gary Wittner, saxophonist T. K. Blue, trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane, extraordinary vocalist Nonhlanhla Kheswa and Evan Christopher, master New Orleans clarinetist. This exclusive lineup is for one night only.  In addition to this performance, Uhadi will visit an array of regional classrooms and lecture halls throughout the week. The Bard performance will take place at the Richard B. Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Ticket prices range from $35 to $50. For more information, visit www.catskilljazzfactory.org.


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