04 April 2013

Legendary Jazz and World Musician Hugh Masekela to Perform at Tarrytown Music Hall

Jazz great Hugh Masekela and his 6-piece band will perform at Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY, on Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. The concert, which is in support of his Grammy nominated Jubalani as well as his latest recording, Playing @ Work, is presented by Jazz Forum Arts, a not-for-profit arts presenting organization.

Legendary South African trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and continues to tour the world as a performer, composer, producer and activist. This iconic artist is best known for his Grammy-nominated hit single, "Grazing in The Grass" that sold over 4 million copies in 1968 and made him an international star. He later played an integral role in Paul Simon's tour behind the classic album Graceland, which was one of the first pop records to introduce African music to a broader public. In April 2010, he received The Order of Ikhamanga from South African President Jacob Zuma, his nation's highest civilian honor. Masekela was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2012 in the "Best World Music Album" category for his album, Jubalani.

Articulate and brilliantly musical in any number of genres, Hugh Masekela has been a defining force in world music, the preservation of South Africa's musical heritage, the safety and well-being of it's poorest citizens as well as the struggle for freedom and human rights both in Africa, and around the world.

"Masekela has been a global legend since the '60s and has earned broad appeal among jazz enthusiasts worldwide, and we expect a large turnout for our concert," said Mark Morganelli, Executive Director, Jazz Forum Arts. "We're honored that he'll be making his Tarrytown Music Hall debut in April, and thrilled to bring exciting performances like this to Westchester."

Masekela's band features percussionist Francis Manneh Edward Fuster, bassist Abednigo Sibongiseni Zulu, keyboardist Randal Skippers, drummer Lee-Roy Sauls and guitarist Cameron John Ward.

For more information about tickets to the event, click here or call (877) 840-0457.
For more information about Jazz Forum Arts, visit http://www.jazzforumarts.org.

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