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Benefit Performance by Barry Harris Trio

Published: 2010-03-15

Join us for an evening of exciting musical performances, delicious food, drink and fun with friends. University of the Streets celebrates its 41st year as a thriving institution of the New York arts community.

Thanks For The Memories: A Musical Tribute to Muhammad Salahuddeen

To benefit the University of the Streets Preservation Campaign

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 7:00p.m. (followed by Open Mic & JAM)

Muhammad Salahuddeen Memorial Jazz Theatre, 2nd Floor
130 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10009
Tickets - $25

Special Guest Artist
Barry Harris Trio

Renegade Sufi Dawoud Kringle, Sitar

University of the Streets Rhythm Section
Rebecca Levinson, piano
Alex Gressel, bass
Nick Thabit, drums

and guest vocalists:

Lester Deane, Sheila Bees, Roanna Judelson, Okaru Lovelace, Wlfredo Roldan, Jennifer Lynn, Naimah Mustafaa, Gale Saddy, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Alma Albeniz and Mary Lovelace

Master of Ceremonies: Nelson Hall


In 1967 Muhammad Salahuddeen founded the University of the Streets [UOTS] on 7th Street and Avenue A, on the Lower East Side, Manhattan, to enrich the community with education & job training and also music and the arts. Known for its week-end late-night jazz jam sessions, many jazz luminaries were known to come by and jam During the 1970's UOTS obtained government grants to offer low-income community residents vocational training in plumbing, carpentry and electrical work and business and secretarial studies. Their training lives on in the theater they designed and constructed which continues, to date, to offer music instruction, house concerts, jazz vocal workshops, poetry series,theatrical readings and many other events. Jam Sessions and the Jazz Vocal Workshops continue, weekends and during the week. The space is available to the community to hold meetings and seminars, and for performing artists to rehearse and showcase their talent. Additionally, art studios are housed on the 5th floor and the Nisei Goju-Ryu Karate Dojo is housed on the 3rd floor of the UOTS and offers a complete curriculum in martial arts and physical culture.

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